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My husband works for a small startup that does not offer insurance. I own a small business (partnership) that made a profit this year. We bought health insurance last year directly from Anthem. Can I deduct this even though he is the primary insured and I'm the spouse, or would I have to be the primary insured to deduct it?

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In brief, you will not be able to deduct the health insurance. SEE BELOW:

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There are also some rules that apply to how the insurance plan is established. Follow these guidelines to make sure the plan qualifies:

  • If you’re self-employed and file Schedule C, C-EZ, or F, the policy can be in your name or in your business’ name.
  • If you’re a partner, the policy can be in your name or the partnership’s name and either of you can pay the premiums. If the policy is in your name and you pay the premiums, the partnership must reimburse you and include the premiums as income on your Schedule K-1.
  • If you’re an S corporation shareholder, the policy can be in your name or the S corporation’s name and either of you can pay the premiums. If the policy is in your name and you pay the premiums, the S corporation must reimburse you and include the premiums as wage income on your Form W-2.

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https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/dont-miss-the-health-insurance-deduction-if-youre-self-employed

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