Both presidential campaigns say they're best for small business, but Kristie Arslan says neither has backed up the claim with substantive plans. "They've never been specific on any of the priorities for the 21 million self-employed Americans," Arslan, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed, wrote in the Huffington Post on Friday.
Arslan challenged both candidates to respond to three of her organization's requests for specific tax deductions for the self-employed:
1. Will you support the permanent, full deduction of health insurance premiums for the self-employed so that the self-employed will no longer pay annually, on average, nearly $1,800 in additional taxes than other business owners?
2. Will you support legislation to make the tax deduction for startup expenses permanent, instead of letting the provision expire at the end of this year?
3. Will you support legislation to simplify the home office deduction for home-based businesses, by allowing theRead More »from Advocate for self-employed argues for tax deductions