An Uber-Taxing Experience for New Entrepreneurs

TaskRabbit, Experts Describe Challenges of the Sharing Economy to Congress WASHINGTON – A representative for the on-demand platform company TaskRabbit told the House Small Business Committee today that the current tax, regulatory and legal climate threatens the success of entrepreneurs in the new sharing economy. The panel of experts described to lawmakers the bevy of new tax compliance challenges faced by small employers, employees and their customers as they navigate the online, app-driven sharing economy. “No matter what you call it, the sh... [...]

Chairman Chabot Statement on House Passage of 55th National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement on House passage of the 55th National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “The contracting reforms included in this year’s NDAA will provide new and improved opportunities for America’s 28 million small businesses to compete for defense contracts so that we can get the best possible products in the hands of our war fighters and make sure the tax payers get the most bang for their buck. I want to thank Chairman Thornberry and the House Armed Servi... [...]

Small Businesses Providing Job Opportunities for All Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, entrepreneurs shared their personal stories with the House Small Business Committee about providing employment opportunities for adults with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual or developmental disorders, syndromes, or disabilities. Witnesses told members of the Committee how these individuals boost morale and productivity in the workplace while raising awareness about the untapped talents and abilities of this often-overlooked community. “For adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities or disorders, find... [...]

"Job-Killer" : Chairman Chabot Pans DOL’s Final Overtime Rule

Says Rule Threatens Success of Small Businesses and their Employees WASHINGTON - House Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, which will hurt small employers and their employees: “Yet again, President Obama has chosen to ignore desperate pleas from millions of America’s small businesses and whack them with a new regulation that will result in job losses, demotions, less flexibility, lower wages, and reduced benefits for their workers. I find it p... [...]

Chairman Chabot in Defense News: Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters

Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) Defense News May 16, 2016 For 55 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way Congress meets its constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense.” As a vital national security policy bill, the NDAA has always provided our war fighters with the resources they need to defend the United States from the great and varied threats we face from adversaries around the word. However, in the face of recent drastic defense cu... [...]