Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

Small businesses received good news today in the form of the House of Representative's passage of the compromise tax package the president struck with Congress, and that the Senate passed earlier this week. Despite the deal's imperfections, namely that most small businesses won't financially benefit from tax cuts on the upper income brackets, other provisions of this compromise will bring relief to America's 28 million small businesses and the country as a whole.

Topic(s):
Job Creation
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

The Senate's passage today of the compromise tax package the president drafted with Congress, while not perfect, is a step in the right direction toward bolstering our small businesses and the economy as a whole. The compromise allows us to concentrate on other pressing issues facing America's 28 million small businesses, such as containing skyrocketing healthcare costs and helping entrepreneurs access the capital they need to expand and create jobs.

Topic(s):
Job Creation
Press Release Date:
Monday, December 13, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

Reports of partisan gamesmanship blocking the Senate from fixing the 1099 reporting requirement as part of the recent tax cut deal are not only discouraging but also infuriating. We're disappointed there are those in Congress who would turn small businesses success into a partisan issue. There are millions of small business owners who need relief from this provision, which would place an onerous and unnecessary paperwork burden on them if it goes into effect in 2012.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

While we feel the tax cuts on the upper brackets should not be extended, as fewer than 3 percent of small business owners earn more than $250,000 per year, the compromise tax package the president struck with Congress enables us to move forward on other vital issues and offers many benefits to America's entrepreneurs.

Topic(s):
Job Creation
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

Today, the four million small businesses eligible for a tax credit under the Affordable Care Act received useful tools and information to help them claim the much-needed credit. The IRS's new guidance is timely, as millions of employers continue to struggle with the high cost of health insurance.

These instructions, which explain how to claim the credit for the 2010 tax year and clarify some of the more complex parts of the provision, will help small business owners better navigate the tax filing process and ensure they get the maximum benefits under the law.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 29, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

The Senate's failure today to pass legislation that would fix the 1099 reporting requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a blow to small businesses that are looking for relief from a provision that would unnecessarily bog them down in paperwork if it goes into effect in 2012.

The Affordable Care Act has tremendous benefits for small businesses, particularly the tax credits and health insurance exchanges. But the 1099 provision, which has nothing to do with healthcare reform and was included only as a revenue-raising measure, works against them.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Friday, November 19, 2010

Small Business Majority files amicus brief in FL opposing repeal lawsuit, says status quo unsustainable for small businesses

Tallahassee, FL/Sausalito, CA, Nov. 19, 2010: Small Business Majority today filed an amicus brief in Florida opposing a lawsuit aimed at repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a legal gimmick that grabs headlines but does nothing to get the nation's 28 million small businesses some relief from an unsustainable healthcare system.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 15, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

The announcement today by Senator Max Baucus of his intention to introduce legislation that will correct the 1099 reporting requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is great news for small businesses, which would be unduly burdened if this provision were to go into effect in 2012.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, October 25, 2010

More than 24,800 New Mexico Small Businesses are Eligible for Tax Credits in 2010, Small Business Majority in Albuquerque to Provide Necessary Information

ALBUQUERQUE, NM: The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and Health Action New Mexico are co-hosting an informational forum for New Mexico small business owners and nonprofit executives. The national organization, Small Business Majority, is scheduled to present critical information on the benefits of health care reform to small businesses and nonprofits. Details of the forum follow.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, October 18, 2010

Clean energy standards help consumers spend less on electricity and gasoline, freeing up more to spend on local services

Sausalito, CA, Oct. 18, 2010: California's clean energy law (AB 32) will spur energy efficiency investments and new innovations, providing opportunities to a wide range of small businesses to boost their bottom lines and grow their businesses, according to a report released today by Small Business Majority.

Topic(s):
Energy

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