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Am I entitled to deduct as bad business debt the difference

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Am I entitled to deduct as bad business debt the difference between my usual and customary fee and the negotiated contracted rate from medical insurance companies of which I am a preferred provider?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

A business bad debt is money that is owed to you that you cannot collect.

In your case, the difference between your usual and customary fee and the negotiated, contracted rate that you receive from medical insurance companies is not money that is owed to you, and therefore, not a business bad debt.

Please let me know if you require further information or clarification.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.

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Barb