Tennessee 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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  • 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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  • Issues Facing Tennessee Small Businesses

    Here’s a look at some challenges NFIB/Tennessee will address in the General Assembly:

    Budget woes persist
    We're continuing to monitor shortfalls in the state budget and proposals that would alter our current collection scheme. Our tax experts remain engaged with state leaders to be sure the small business view is represented. We will continue to protect small businesses from harmful proposals and encourage the legislature to reduce unnecessary spending.

    Medicaid expansion challenges
    Our nation continues to adjust to uncertainties and burdens imposed by Obamacare. NFIB continues to advocate strongly against Medicaid expansion under the so-called Affordable Care Act, while supporting substantive reforms to TennCare that will protect the state budget.

    Bad ideas resurface
    Each year, NFIB/Tennessee must argue against well-intended but harmful proposals–such as a state minimum wage and healthcare mandates–that drive up costs for your business, impact hiring and reduce comprehensive health insurance coverage for you and your employees. 

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