North Carolina Small Business Issues


  • Time is Running Out on Small Business ExpensingCongress needs to act on permanently extending the small business expensing provision (section 179) by the end of the year or the consequences could be devastating to small businesses.

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  • Preserve Subcontractor and Franchisee IndependenceMillions of small subcontractors and franchisees are worried that because of a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling they could lose control of their business and new business opportunities due to the new joint employer standard. This NLRB ruling fundamentally changes the joint employer rules and could be devastating to franchise and subcontracting businesses. Tell Congress to Preserve Subcontractor and Franchisee Independence.

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  • Challenges Facing NFIB/North Carolina

    Reinstate the state tax deduction on first $50,000 income

    • After the repeal of the 2011 law on no state taxes paid on first $50,000 of income was repealed, NFIB is working hard to save small businesses up to $1500 per year not earning over $250,000

    Stall Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave Proposals

    • Increased minimum wages and paid sick leave cause small business owners to cut jobs and reduce  employee work hours
    • NFIB continues to oppose any efforts to make changes to the minimum wage or paid sick leave

    Unemployment Insurance Reform

    • Small Business will pay off the UI debt of $2.8 billion by the end of the summer 2015 saving hundreds of millions in taxpayer money.  This will help reduce the UI rate for small business by 2016
    • NFIB/North Carolina is working with large business coalitions to find a solution to this huge burden on small businesses
    • Working to require beneficiaries of unemployment to have 5 job searches per week instead of 2, decreasing the number of unemployed

    Tax Reform

    • NFIB/North Carolina continues to work closely with drafting legislation to protect the small business sector from being harmed by major reform mainly by placing a sales tax on additional services in the state, making small business owners tax collectors for the state Department of Revenue

    Stop Tax on Services Efforts

    • Continue to fight any proposals to place a sales tax on additional services.



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  • Are Your Representatives Fighting the Latest Obamacare Penalty?Tell Congress to protect small businesses from the latest catastrophic Internal Revenue Service penalties created in the healthcare law.

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  • Protect Your Business from Hefty Obamacare FinesIf you reimburse your employees for healthcare, new IRS penalties could be coming for you.

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