PPA is supporting the introduction of H.R. 1509 - The Home Office Deduction Simplification Act of 2009 by signing a letter sent by a coalition organized by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). The letter announces the introduction of this vital piece of legislation by Representatives John McHugh (D-NY-23) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and seeks the co-sponsorship and support for the bill.
The bill mirrors H.R. 6214 - The Home Office Deduction Simplification Act of 2008, also introduced by Rep. McHugh during the 110th Congress. PPA supported this legislative initiative in 2008 and is hopeful that the bill will garner enough support to clear the U.S. House of Representatives this Congress. This bill, like H.R. 1470 - Equity for Our Nation's Self Employed Act, currently finds itself in the hands of the House Ways and Means committee.