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IRS Warns Taxpayers about Phone Scam Alert

IRS Warns Taxpayers about Phone Scam Alert

On Aug. 13, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning to the public to safeguard against increasing scams targeting taxpayers across the nation from individuals claiming to represent the IRS and demanding payment. To date, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) received 90,000 complaints through its telephone hotline and an estimated $5 […]

Obama EO Raises Scrutiny on Contractor Labor Violations

Last week, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations and increasing agencies’ ability to bar those companies from receiving contracts.

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Advocacy Chief Counsel Winslow Sargeant Resigns

Last week, Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for the SBA Office of Advocacy announced his plans to resign his position at the end of 2014, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.

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The Atlantic Council: TTIP and SME Survey

NSBA’s international trade arm, the Small Business Exporters Association is working with the Atlantic Council on research on the prospective impact of the TTIP agreement on small and medium-sized exporters.

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Feds Reached Small Biz Contracting Goal

Last week, the SBA released its FY2013 Small Business Procurement Scorecard and announced that for the first time in eight years the federal government reached its annual 23 percent small-business contracting goal.

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Unfinished Business Awaits Congress in September

Lawmakers began their five-week August recess this week, leaving a great deal of work to be done upon their return in September in the approximately 12 scheduled legislative days before the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

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August Recess: Invite Lawmakers to Your Business

During the August recess, NSBA is urging small-business owners to reach out and invite lawmakers and candidates to attend a gathering at their business as a way to make inroads on small-business issues.

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NSBA Small Business Voting Initiative

As part of NSBA’s continuing effort to strengthen the collective small-business voice, we recently launched a new get-out-the-vote initiative as part of our 70 Million Strong and Voting campaign.

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SBA Advocacy Submits Comments on Min Wage Rule

Recently, the SBA Office of Advocacy submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding its proposed rule implementing President Obama’s directive to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 per hour.

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Government Contracts and the Need for Working Capital

Government contractors often face financial strains due to payment delays, making short-term financing helpful, but it is important to understand all of your options.

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