Tag Archives: health insurance

S Corporation and Health Insurance for Shareholders

IRS Notice 08-01, recently released, discusses the treatments of various arrangements of health insurance in connection with an S Corporation and its 2% shareholder/employees. This Notice clarifies an issue from two years ago. First ­ a review of law involving the health insurance deductions. Section 162(l) permits a self-employed person, a partner, and an S […]

IRS Warns Taxpayers About Certain Trust Arrangements Sold As Welfare Benefit Funds

[Courtesy of IRS] WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department cautioned taxpayers about participating in certain trust arrangements being sold to professional corporations and other small businesses as welfare benefit funds and identified some of the arrangements as listed transactions. There are many legitimate welfare benefit funds that provide benefits, such as […]

Military COBRA

Today we hear from Liz in Georgia who asks, “Is it true that the U.S. Military does not have to follow the 36 month COBRA rules in a divorce? My brother in law tells me that when his divorce is final, his wife will not get COBRA for 36 months – that her benefits will […]

Not Qualified Distribution

Today TaxMama hears from Harry in Pennsylvania, who tells us, “I withdrew money from an IRA which used to be an employer annuity, but became an IRA when I left them. I am over 55 and separated from service. Does exception 2, separation from service, apply to distributions from an IRA? Since I am under […]

Unemployment IRAs

Today TaxMama hears from Tom in Oklahoma, who’s had a bad year. “Due to unemployment and high child support payments, I’ve had to draw money from my IRAs. I know the exclusions for penalty purposes…but is there anything else I’m missing to avoid the penalty. For instance, suppose I owe taxes this year because no […]