Tax Credits for Small Business Employers
Who Provide Health Care Coverage for Workers
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The new health reform law gives a tax credit to certain small employers that provide health care coverage to their employees beginning with tax year 2010 through 2013. Small employers that provide health care coverage to their employees and that meet certain requirements generally are eligible for a tax credit for health insurance premiums they pay for certain employees.
- The employer must have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees for the tax year.
- The average annual wages of its employees for the year must be less than $50,000 per full time employee.
- The employer must pay at least 50% of the premium based on the single (employee only) rate for each employee enrolled in coverage.
- A tax-exempt organization can be a qualified employer. However special rules apply in calculating the credit for a tax-exempt qualified employer.
Only premiums paid by the employer under an arrangement meeting certain requirements are counted in calculating the credit. For tax years beginning in 2010 through 2013, the maximum credit is 35 percent of the employer’s premium expenses that count towards the credit. The maximum credit for a tax-exempt qualified employer is 25 percent of the employer’s premium expenses that count toward the credit.
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