Since Lane is no longer on line, I'm happy to help you with your follow up question.Shareholders of C-corporations.
If owners pay themselves a salary from a C corporation, their health insurance premium costs and HSA contributions are a business deduction for the corporation. If you are drawing a salary from the income
that derives from your corporate business, you will have to pay a personal income
tax on that income. After-salary profits are taxed to the corporation. Upon eventual distribution
of the profits you and others pay tax again – at your individual income tax rate
. (referred to as the Corp double taxation
However, these contributions do not qualify for Pre Tax treatment
because in this case you are essentially your own employer
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