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corporation deduction for health insurance

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What is the rule on a closely-held corporation deducting the premiums on officer
health insurance? Is it dependent on the officer having earnings or dividends
from the corporation?
Is it an S or a C corporation?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Renu V's Post: C corp.

If it is a C Corporation, than you can deduct payment for health insurance premiums for owner-employees from the corporate income as a deductible fringe benefit.

>>Is it dependent on the officer having earnings or dividends
from the corporation?

As long as the officer is an employee of the corporation, you can get the deduction for insurance premium.

 

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Renu V's Post: Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX still have a problem. Officer has NOT been on the payroll for the year in question.
He did, however, have a dividend. Corporation is in the declining years of activity.

Was the officer an employee in the prior year - If yes and if the officer is an employee(working for the corporation) but was not paid salary due to financials reason than I would suggest you can take a medical insurance premium deduction.

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Renu V's Post: No financial problem - there's plenty of money on deposit,that's why he's taking it out as dividends. There was no payroll last 3 years.
There's about $8,000. income this year, but expenses & depreciation will make it a loss, anyhow. Just wondered if he should be charged
with the ins. premiums or deduct them, increasing the loss. Sorry this turned out to be such a BIG issue.

In that case, It is advisable to not deduct the amount of insurance premium as an expense. You might want to consider this as a dividend payment to the officer.

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