Self  Employed  and S Corp owners may deduct the  entire Health Insurance Premium
from Gross Income on line 16 schedule 1
of their   1040 Tax Return

This includes the:

  1. the owner – taxpayer,
  2. the owner’s – taxpayer’s spouse,
  3. the owner’s – taxpayer’s dependents, and‘
  4. any child (152(f)(1)) of the taxpayer who as of the end of the taxable year has not attained age 27. (HR 4872 – Obama Care  §162(l)(1)  §401(c)(1))

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Provided that:

You are not eligible to participate in any subsidized health plan maintained by any employer 26 USC 162 (I) (2) (b)

The insurance plan must be established under your business per IRS  Publication 535 pdf page 18   Take the deduction on line 29 of Form 1040.

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 IRS Publication 502(all Medical Expenses)  Insurance Premiums

Paying into Social Security # 10022

IRS 8885 Health Coverage Tax Credit   A partner with net earnings from self-employment reported on line 15a of Schedule K–1 (Form 1065).
IRC Section 162 (l)

A shareholder owning more than 2% of the outstanding stock of an S corporation with wages from the corporation reported on Form W–2.

IRS Publication #535 Business Expenses

Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business 1040

Instructions Schedule C

Types of Business Organization

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How to fill out Schedule C for Business Taxes

Schedule C - Profit or Loss from Small Business

Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business

Child, Related Pages & Site Map 

Other pages in Small Biz Tax Credits §45 R section

AB 1672 – (1992 to 2013) Small Group Health Rules prior to Obamacare

Health Insurance Deduction Line 29  for self employed

Schedule C – Line 12 Biz Income or Loss,  Line 29 Health Insurance Premiums,  Line 37 Adjusted Gross Income,   MAGI Income

Home Office Deduction

Self Employed Deduction for S Corp Owners

Details on Obamacare Subsidy and Line 29 deduction

Self Employed – New Definition under Health  Care Reform – Introduction

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Covered CA Reporting

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