Tag Archives: health insurance

IRS says Medicare Part B premium deductible as SE health insurance

IRS says Medicare Part B premium deductible as SE health insurance (2-11-11) Unexpectedly, the IRS says the Medicare Part B premiums are deductible for purposes of the self-employed health insurance deduction. This is a reversal of their long-standing position, and it appeared in the instructions to Form 1040 without any other announcement. Spidell confirmed the […]

Medical Massages

Today TaxMama hears from Angela in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to do this. “I’m trying to maximize my deductions and this is the first time I’m able to use medical deductions. My husband is unemployed and has high co-pays and COBRA payments. When I was reading the IRS info on what can be deducted, […]

California and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Courtesy of the California Franchise Tax Board. Bad news folks! Wait until you see how the federal medical benefits mess up your California paychecks! The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by the President in March of 2010, requires employee benefit plans that provide coverage for family members to cover the employee’s adult children […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – November Session

Note:  TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms It will load slowly…perhaps  slowly. But it […]

Keeping Medical Bills Down

Recently a friend told me that she is paying more for her share of the company’s health insurance. Several others have had the same complaint. We all through Obama’s Health Care plan would reduce our costs, based on the concept of  ‘economies of scale.“ Well then, the best way to keep our medical costs low is to stay […]

COBRA Subsidy Eligibility Period Extended to May 31

WASHINGTON — Workers who lose their jobs during April and May may qualify for a 65-percent subsidy on their COBRA health insurance premiums, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act established this subsidy to help workers who lost their jobs as a result of the recession maintain their employer sponsored […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 545- Health Care and More

Dear Family, The phones have been ringing all morning. Usually, Friday mornings I get to work quietly to prepare this for you early in the morning (at least here, on the West Coast). Last night and early this morning the wind blew away all the smog. This dawned gloriously in California with the sun gleaming, […]

Prepaid Medical Insurance

Today TaxMama hears from Elaine in the TaxQuips forum, who tells us. “I have a client that is retiring now at age 55. He will receive $185,000 in deferred compensation. The company will withhold $111,000 for lifetime medical insurance for him. Can the whole $111,000 be deducted in the year paid?”