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Tax amendment form Some employees may be able to deduct certain work-related expenses. The following facts from the IRS can help you determine which expenses are deductible as an employee business expense. You must be itemizing deductions on IRS Schedule A to qualify. Tax amendment form Expenses that qualify for an itemized deduction generally include: Tax amendment form Business travel away from home Tax amendment form Business use of your car Tax amendment form Business meals and entertainment Tax amendment form Travel Tax amendment form Use of your home Tax amendment form Education Tax amendment form Supplies Tax amendment form Tools Tax amendment form Miscellaneous expenses Tax amendment form You must keep records to prove the business expenses you deduct. For general information on recordkeeping, see IRS Publication 552, Recordkeeping for Individuals available on this website, or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). Tax amendment form If your employer reimburses you under an accountable plan, you should not include the payments in your gross income, and you may not deduct any of the reimbursed amounts. Tax amendment form An accountable plan must meet three requirements: Tax amendment form You must have paid or incurred expenses that are deductible while performing services as an employee. Tax amendment form Tax amendment form You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable time period. Tax amendment form Tax amendment form You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable time period. Tax amendment form If the plan under which you are reimbursed by your employer is non-accountable, the payments you receive should be included in the wages shown on your Form W-2. You must report the income and itemize your deductions to deduct these expenses. Tax amendment form Generally, you report unreimbursed expenses on IRS Form 2106 or IRS Form 2106-EZ and attach it to Form 1040. Deductible expenses are then reported on IRS Schedule A, as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to a rule that limits your employee business expenses deduction to the amount that exceeds 2 percent of your adjusted gross income. Tax amendment form For more information see IRS Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions, which is available on this website, or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). Tax amendment form
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Tax amendment form 6. Tax amendment form   Insurance Table of Contents What's New Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Deductible PremiumsSelf-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Nondeductible Premiums Capitalized Premiums When To Deduct Premiums What's New Retiree drug subsidy. Tax amendment form  Beginning in 2013, sponsors of certain qualified retiree prescription drug plans must account for the subsidy received by reducing the amount of qualified retiree prescription drug plans expense by the subsidy received (taking into account the taxpayer's accounting method). Tax amendment form For more information, see the retiree drug subsidy frequently asked questions on IRS. Tax amendment form gov. Tax amendment form Introduction You generally can deduct the ordinary and necessary cost of insurance as a business expense if it is for your trade, business, or profession. Tax amendment form However, you may have to capitalize certain insurance costs under the uniform capitalization rules. Tax amendment form For more information, see Capitalized Premiums , later. Tax amendment form Topics - This chapter discusses: Deductible premiums Nondeductible premiums Capitalized premiums When to deduct premiums Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Tax amendment form S. Tax amendment form Individual Income Tax Return See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Tax amendment form Deductible Premiums You generally can deduct premiums you pay for the following kinds of insurance related to your trade or business. Tax amendment form Insurance that covers fire, storm, theft, accident, or similar losses. Tax amendment form Credit insurance that covers losses from business bad debts. Tax amendment form Group hospitalization and medical insurance for employees, including long-term care insurance. Tax amendment form If a partnership pays accident and health insurance premiums for its partners, it generally can deduct them as guaranteed payments to partners. Tax amendment form 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. Tax amendment form See Publication 15-B. Tax amendment form Liability insurance. Tax amendment form Malpractice insurance that covers your personal liability for professional negligence resulting in injury or damage to patients or clients. Tax amendment form 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. Tax amendment form If a partnership pays workers' compensation premiums for its partners, it generally can deduct them as guaranteed payments to partners. Tax amendment form 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. Tax amendment form Contributions to a state unemployment insurance fund are deductible as taxes if they are considered taxes under state law. Tax amendment form Overhead insurance that pays for business overhead expenses you have during long periods of disability caused by your injury or sickness. Tax amendment form Car and other vehicle insurance that covers vehicles used in your business for liability, damages, and other losses. Tax amendment form 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. Tax amendment form If you use the standard mileage rate to figure your car expenses, you cannot deduct any car insurance premiums. Tax amendment form Life insurance covering your officers and employees if you are not directly or indirectly a beneficiary under the contract. Tax amendment form Business interruption insurance that pays for lost profits if your business is shut down due to a fire or other cause. Tax amendment form Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction You may be able to deduct premiums paid for medical and dental insurance and qualified long-term care insurance for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. Tax amendment form The insurance can also cover your child who was under age 27 at the end of 2013, even if the child was not your dependent. Tax amendment form A child includes your son, daughter, stepchild, adopted child, or foster child. Tax amendment form A foster child is any child placed with you by an authorized placement agency or by judgment, decree, or other order of any court of competent jurisdiction. Tax amendment form One of the following statements must be true. Tax amendment form You were self-employed and had a net profit for the year reported on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business; Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business; or Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. Tax amendment form You were a partner with net earnings from self-employment for the year reported on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Tax amendment form , box 14, code A. Tax amendment form You used one of the optional methods to figure your net earnings from self-employment on Schedule SE. Tax amendment form You received wages in 2013 from an S corporation in which you were a more-than-2% shareholder. Tax amendment form Health insurance premiums paid or reimbursed by the S corporation are shown as wages on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Tax amendment form The insurance plan must be established, or considered to be established as discussed in the following bullets, under your business. Tax amendment form For self-employed individuals filing a Schedule C, C-EZ, or F, a policy can be either in the name of the business or in the name of the individual. Tax amendment form For partners, a policy can be either in the name of the partnership or in the name of the partner. Tax amendment form You can either pay the premiums yourself or your partnership can pay them and report the premium amounts on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) as guaranteed payments to be included in your gross income. Tax amendment form However, if the policy is in your name and you pay the premiums yourself, the partnership must reimburse you and report the premium amounts on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) as guaranteed payments to be included in your gross income. Tax amendment form Otherwise, the insurance plan will not be considered to be established under your business. Tax amendment form For more-than-2% shareholders, a policy can be either in the name of the S corporation or in the name of the shareholder. Tax amendment form You can either pay the premiums yourself or your S corporation can pay them and report the premium amounts on Form W-2 as wages to be included in your gross income. Tax amendment form However, if the policy is in your name and you pay the premiums yourself, the S corporation must reimburse you and report the premium amounts on Form W-2 as wages to be included in your gross income. Tax amendment form Otherwise, the insurance plan will not be considered to be established under your business. Tax amendment form Medicare premiums you voluntarily pay to obtain insurance in your name that is similar to qualifying private health insurance can be used to figure the deduction. Tax amendment form If you previously filed returns without using Medicare premiums to figure the deduction, you can file timely amended returns to refigure the deduction. Tax amendment form For more information, see Form 1040X, Amended U. Tax amendment form S. Tax amendment form Individual Income Tax Return. Tax amendment form Amounts paid for health insurance coverage from retirement plan distributions that were nontaxable because you are a retired public safety officer cannot be used to figure the deduction. Tax amendment form Take the deduction on Form 1040, line 29. Tax amendment form Qualified long-term care insurance. 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Tax amendment form It must provide that refunds, other than refunds on the death of the insured or complete surrender or cancellation of the contract, and dividends under the contract may be used only to reduce future premiums or increase future benefits. Tax amendment form It must not provide for a cash surrender value or other money that can be paid, assigned, pledged, or borrowed. Tax amendment form It generally must not pay or reimburse expenses incurred for services or items that would be reimbursed under Medicare, except where Medicare is a secondary payer or the contract makes per diem or other periodic payments without regard to expenses. Tax amendment form Qualified long-term care services. Tax amendment form   Qualified long-term care services are: Necessary diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, curing, treating, mitigating, and rehabilitative services, and Maintenance or personal care services. Tax amendment form The services must be required by a chronically ill individual and prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner. Tax amendment form Worksheet 6-A. Tax amendment form Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Worksheet Note. Tax amendment form Use a separate worksheet for each trade or business under which an insurance plan is established. Tax amendment form 1. Tax amendment form Enter the total amount paid in 2013 for health insurance coverage established under your business for 2013 for you, your spouse, and your dependents. Tax amendment form Your insurance can also cover your child who was under age 27 at the end of 2013, even if the child was not your dependent. Tax amendment form But do not include the following. Tax amendment form   Amounts for any month you were eligible to participate in a health plan subsidized by your or your spouse's employer or the employer of either your dependent or your child who was under the age of 27 at the end of 2013. Tax amendment form Any amounts paid from retirement plan distributions that were nontaxable because you are a retired public safety officer. Tax amendment form Any amounts you included on Form 8885, line 4. Tax amendment form Any qualified health insurance premiums you paid to “U. Tax amendment form S. Tax amendment form Treasury-HCTC. Tax amendment form ” Any health coverage tax credit advance payments shown in box 1 of Form 1099-H. Tax amendment form Any payments for qualified long-term care insurance (see line 2) 1. Tax amendment form   2. Tax amendment form For coverage under a qualified long-term care insurance contract, enter for each person covered the smaller of the following amounts. Tax amendment form       a) Total payments made for that person during the year. Tax amendment form       b) The amount shown below. Tax amendment form Use the person's age at the end of the tax year. Tax amendment form         $360— if that person is age 40 or younger          $680— if age 41 to 50         $1,360— if age 51 to 60         $3,640— if age 61 to 70         $4,550— if age 71 or older         Do not include payments for any month you were eligible to participate in a long-term care insurance plan subsidized by your or your spouse’s employer or the employer of either your dependent or your child who was under the age of 27 at the end of 2013. Tax amendment form If more than one person is covered, figure separately the amount to enter for each person. Tax amendment form Then enter the total of those amounts 2. Tax amendment form   3. Tax amendment form Add lines 1 and 2 3. Tax amendment form   4. Tax amendment form Enter your net profit* and any other earned income** from the trade or business under which the insurance plan is established. Tax amendment form Do not include Conservation Reserve Program payments exempt from self-employment tax. Tax amendment form If the business is an S corporation, skip to line 11 4. Tax amendment form   5. Tax amendment form Enter the total of all net profits* from: Schedule C (Form 1040), line 31; Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), line 3; Schedule F (Form 1040), line 34; or Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A; plus any other income allocable to the profitable businesses. Tax amendment form Do not include Conservation Reserve Program payments exempt from self-employment tax. Tax amendment form See the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Tax amendment form Do not include any net losses shown on these schedules. Tax amendment form 5. Tax amendment form   6. Tax amendment form Divide line 4 by line 5 6. Tax amendment form   7. Tax amendment form Multiply Form 1040, line 27, by the percentage on line 6 7. Tax amendment form   8. Tax amendment form Subtract line 7 from line 4 8. Tax amendment form   9. Tax amendment form Enter the amount, if any, from Form 1040, line 28, attributable to the same trade or business in which the insurance plan is established 9. Tax amendment form   10. Tax amendment form Subtract line 9 from line 8 10. Tax amendment form   11. Tax amendment form Enter your Medicare wages (Form W-2, box 5) from an S corporation in which you are a more-than-2% shareholder and in which the insurance plan is established 11. Tax amendment form   12. Tax amendment form Enter any amount from Form 2555, line 45, attributable to the amount entered on line 4 or 11 above, or any amount from Form 2555-EZ, line 18, attributable to the amount entered on line 11 above 12. Tax amendment form   13. Tax amendment form Subtract line 12 from line 10 or 11, whichever applies 13. Tax amendment form   14. Tax amendment form Enter the smaller of line 3 or line 13 here and on Form 1040, line 29. Tax amendment form Do not include this amount when figuring any medical expense deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Tax amendment form 14. Tax amendment form   * If you used either optional method to figure your net earnings from self-employment from any business, do not enter your net profit from the business. Tax amendment form Instead, enter the amount attributable to that business from Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section B, line 4b. Tax amendment form * *Earned income includes net earnings and gains from the sale, transfer, or licensing of property you created. Tax amendment form However, it does not include capital gain income. Tax amendment form Chronically ill individual. Tax amendment form   A chronically ill individual is a person who has been certified as one of the following. Tax amendment form An individual who has been unable, due to loss of functional capacity for at least 90 days, to perform at least two activities of daily living without substantial assistance from another individual. Tax amendment form Activities of daily living are eating, toileting, transferring (general mobility), bathing, dressing, and continence. Tax amendment form An individual who requires substantial supervision to be protected from threats to health and safety due to severe cognitive impairment. Tax amendment form The certification must have been made by a licensed health care practitioner within the previous 12 months. Tax amendment form Benefits received. Tax amendment form   For information on excluding benefits you receive from a long-term care contract from gross income, see Publication 525. Tax amendment form Other coverage. Tax amendment form   You cannot take the deduction for any month you were eligible to participate in any employer (including your spouse's) subsidized health plan at any time during that month, even if you did not actually participate. Tax amendment form In addition, if you were eligible for any month or part of a month to participate in any subsidized health plan maintained by the employer of either your dependent or your child who was under age 27 at the end of 2013, do not use amounts paid for coverage for that month to figure the deduction. Tax amendment form   These rules are applied separately to plans that provide long-term care insurance and plans that do not provide long-term care insurance. Tax amendment form However, any medical insurance payments not deductible on Form 1040, line 29, can be included as medical expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions, if you itemize deductions. Tax amendment form Effect on itemized deductions. Tax amendment form   Subtract the health insurance deduction from your medical insurance when figuring medical expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you itemize deductions. Tax amendment form Effect on self-employment tax. Tax amendment form   For tax years beginning before or after 2010, you cannot subtract the self-employed health insurance deduction when figuring net earnings for your self-employment tax from the business under which the insurance plan is established, or considered to be established as discussed earlier. Tax amendment form For more information, see Schedule SE (Form 1040). Tax amendment form How to figure the deduction. Tax amendment form   Generally, you can use the worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to figure your deduction. Tax amendment form However, if any of the following apply, you must use Worksheet 6-A in this chapter. Tax amendment form You had more than one source of income subject to self-employment tax. Tax amendment form You file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Tax amendment form You are using amounts paid for qualified long-term care insurance to figure the deduction. Tax amendment form If you are claiming the health coverage tax credit, complete Form 8885, Health Coverage Tax Credit, before you figure this deduction. Tax amendment form Health coverage tax credit. Tax amendment form   You may be able to take this credit only if you were an eligible trade adjustment assistance (TAA) recipient, alternative TAA (ATAA) recipient, reemployment trade adjustment assistance (RTAA) recipient, or Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) pension recipient. Tax amendment form Use Form 8885 to figure the amount, if any, of this credit. Tax amendment form   When figuring the amount to enter on line 1 of Worksheet 6-A, do not include the following. Tax amendment form Any amounts you included on Form 8885, line 4. Tax amendment form Any qualified health insurance premiums you paid to “U. Tax amendment form S. Tax amendment form Treasury-HCTC. Tax amendment form ” Any health coverage tax credit advance payments shown in box 1 of Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments. Tax amendment form More than one health plan and business. Tax amendment form   If you have more than one health plan during the year and each plan is established under a different business, you must use separate worksheets (Worksheet 6-A) to figure each plan's net earnings limit. Tax amendment form Include the premium you paid under each plan on line 1 or line 2 of that separate worksheet and your net profit (or wages) from that business on line 4 (or line 11). Tax amendment form For a plan that provides long-term care insurance, the total of the amounts entered for each person on line 2 of all worksheets cannot be more than the appropriate limit shown on line 2 for that person. Tax amendment form Nondeductible Premiums You cannot deduct premiums on the following kinds of insurance. Tax amendment form Self-insurance reserve funds. Tax amendment form You cannot deduct amounts credited to a reserve set up for self-insurance. Tax amendment form This applies even if you cannot get business insurance coverage for certain business risks. Tax amendment form However, your actual losses may be deductible. Tax amendment form See Publication 547. Tax amendment form Loss of earnings. Tax amendment form You cannot deduct premiums for a policy that pays for lost earnings due to sickness or disability. Tax amendment form However, see the discussion on overhead insurance, item (8), under Deductible Premiums , earlier. Tax amendment form Certain life insurance and annuities. Tax amendment form For contracts issued before June 9, 1997, you cannot deduct the premiums on a life insurance policy covering you, an employee, or any person with a financial interest in your business if you are directly or indirectly a beneficiary of the policy. Tax amendment form You are included among possible beneficiaries of the policy if the policy owner is obligated to repay a loan from you using the proceeds of the policy. Tax amendment form A person has a financial interest in your business if the person is an owner or part owner of the business or has lent money to the business. Tax amendment form For contracts issued after June 8, 1997, you generally cannot deduct the premiums on any life insurance policy, endowment contract, or annuity contract if you are directly or indirectly a beneficiary. Tax amendment form The disallowance applies without regard to whom the policy covers. Tax amendment form Partners. Tax amendment form If, as a partner in a partnership, you take out an insurance policy on your own life and name your partners as beneficiaries to induce them to retain their investments in the partnership, you are considered a beneficiary. Tax amendment form You cannot deduct the insurance premiums. Tax amendment form Insurance to secure a loan. Tax amendment form If you take out a policy on your life or on the life of another person with a financial interest in your business to get or protect a business loan, you cannot deduct the premiums as a business expense. Tax amendment form Nor can you deduct the premiums as interest on business loans or as an expense of financing loans. Tax amendment form In the event of death, the proceeds of the policy are generally not taxed as income even if they are used to liquidate the debt. Tax amendment form Capitalized Premiums Under the uniform capitalization rules, you must capitalize the direct costs and part of the indirect costs for certain production or resale activities. Tax amendment form Include these costs in the basis of property you produce or acquire for resale, rather than claiming them as a current deduction. Tax amendment form You recover the costs through depreciation, amortization, or cost of goods sold when you use, sell, or otherwise dispose of the property. Tax amendment form Indirect costs include premiums for insurance on your plant or facility, machinery, equipment, materials, property produced, or property acquired for resale. Tax amendment form Uniform capitalization rules. Tax amendment form   You may be subject to the uniform capitalization rules if you do any of the following, unless the property is produced for your use other than in a business or an activity carried on for profit. Tax amendment form Produce real property or tangible personal property. Tax amendment form For this purpose, tangible personal property includes a film, sound recording, video tape, book, or similar property. Tax amendment form Acquire property for resale. Tax amendment form However, these rules do not apply to the following property. Tax amendment form Personal property you acquire for resale if your average annual gross receipts are $10 million or less for the 3 prior tax years. Tax amendment form Property you produce if you meet either of the following conditions. Tax amendment form Your indirect costs of producing the property are $200,000 or less. Tax amendment form You use the cash method of accounting and do not account for inventories. Tax amendment form More information. Tax amendment form   For more information on these rules, see Uniform Capitalization Rules in Publication 538 and the regulations under Internal Revenue Code section 263A. Tax amendment form When To Deduct Premiums You can usually deduct insurance premiums in the tax year to which they apply. Tax amendment form Cash method. Tax amendment form   If you use the cash method of accounting, you generally deduct insurance premiums in the tax year you actually paid them, even if you incurred them in an earlier year. Tax amendment form However, see Prepayment , later. Tax amendment form Accrual method. Tax amendment form   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you cannot deduct insurance premiums before the tax year in which you incur a liability for them. Tax amendment form In addition, you cannot deduct insurance premiums before the tax year in which you actually pay them (unless the exception for recurring items applies). Tax amendment form For more information about the accrual method of accounting, see chapter 1. Tax amendment form For information about the exception for recurring items, see Publication 538. Tax amendment form Prepayment. Tax amendment form   You cannot deduct expenses in advance, even if you pay them in advance. Tax amendment form This rule applies to any expense paid far enough in advance to, in effect, create an asset with a useful life extending substantially beyond the end of the current tax year. Tax amendment form   Expenses such as insurance are generally allocable to a period of time. Tax amendment form You can deduct insurance expenses for the year to which they are allocable. Tax amendment form Example. Tax amendment form In 2013, you signed a 3-year insurance contract. Tax amendment form Even though you paid the premiums for 2013, 2014, and 2015 when you signed the contract, you can only deduct the premium for 2013 on your 2013 tax return. Tax amendment form You can deduct in 2014 and 2015 the premium allocable to those years. Tax amendment form Dividends received. Tax amendment form   If you receive dividends from business insurance and you deducted the premiums in prior years, at least part of the dividends generally are income. Tax amendment form For more information, see Recovery of amount deducted (tax benefit rule) in chapter 1 under How Much Can I Deduct. Tax amendment form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications