Category Archives: Healthcare

TaxMama s TaxQuips Health Care Mystery

Today TaxMama® hears from SwampWiz in the TaxQuips Forum, who is frustrated (can you blame him? Please read his detailed rant. Following is simply a summary.)  “I had read an official IRS notice that stated that if the individual’s income were to be “higher” than the one that had been proposed for the subsidy, the […]

Medicare Premiums and SE HI Deduction

In a Chief Counsel Memorandum (CCM) dated May 1, 2012, released July 13, 2012, IRS addressed the issue of Medicare premiums and the self-employment health insurance deduction.     For years IRS has stated in its publications that Medicare premiums do not qualify for the self-employed health insurance deduction. In early 2011 IRS stated in its […]

HSA and Medicare

(image courtesy of David Souza and www.taxbrackets.org ) Today TaxMama® hears from Anne in the TaxQuips Forum who is confused. “My husband is disabled and is on Medicare. He has a supplemental policy that we are currently paying out of my HSA. It was set up through my employer for only me. I went to the […]

Long Term Care Insurance

Today TaxMama® hears from Connie in the TaxQuips Forum with an excellent question. “I have a long term care insurance policy that I took out last year. This insurance is to cover you if you are put in a nursing home or other type of care facility; it is not long term disability insurance. I […]

What Employers Need to Know About Claiming the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

If you are a small employer with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees that earn an average wage of less than $50,000 a year and you pay at least half of employee health insurance premiums…then there is a tax credit that may put money in your pocket. The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit is […]

Network Marketing

  Today TaxMama hears from Carrie in the Tax Quips Forum, with a common question. “I am reading through your new edition of Small Business Taxes Made Easy and want to clarify. Should I treat my new network marketing business as a sole proprietorship business?”