You generally can deduct premiums you pay for the following kinds of insurance related to your trade or business.
Insurance that covers fire, storm, theft, accident, or similar losses.
Credit insurance that covers losses from business bad debts.
Group hospitalization and medical insurance for employees, including long-term care insurance.
If a partnership pays accident and health insurance premiums for its partners, it generally can deduct them as guaranteed payments to partners.
If an S corporation pays accident and health insurance premiums for its more-than-2% shareholder-employees, it generally can deduct them, but must also include them in the shareholder's wages subject to federal income tax withholding. See Publication 15-B.
Malpractice insurance that covers your personal liability for professional negligence resulting in injury or damage to patients or clients.
Workers' compensation insurance set by state law that covers any claims for bodily injuries or job-related diseases suffered by employees in your business, regardless of fault.
If a partnership pays workers' compensation premiums for its partners, it generally can deduct them as guaranteed payments to partners.
If an S corporation pays workers' compensation premiums for its more-than-2% shareholder-employees, it generally can deduct them, but must also include them in the shareholder's wages.
Contributions to a state unemployment insurance fund are deductible as taxes if they are considered taxes under state law.
Overhead insurance that pays for business overhead expenses you have during long periods of disability caused by your injury or sickness.
Car and other vehicle insurance that covers vehicles used in your business for liability, damages, and other losses. If you operate a vehicle partly for personal use, deduct only the part of the insurance premium that applies to the business use of the vehicle. If you use the standard mileage rate to figure your car expenses, you cannot deduct any car insurance premiums.
Life insurance covering your officers and employees if you are not directly or indirectly a beneficiary under the contract.
Business interruption insurance that pays for lost profits if your business is shut down due to a fire or other cause.
here's the link to the IRS guidance on deductible premiums: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p535/ch06.html#en_US_2012_publink1000208842
you would deduct this a s a business expenses on your schedule C
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