Real Estate Agents, as well as Real Estate and Mortgage Brokers, and all other self-employed taxpayers, should utilized all legal deductions to minimize their tax liability. If you are one of those, as you go through the planning and filing process, don’t forget to look at whether you qualify for the Health Insurance Deduction for the Self-Employed (SEHI).
Self-Employed Taxpayers can deduction up to 100% of Health, Dental and Long-Term Care Insurance. This includes the cost for the Self-Employed Taxpayer, Spouse, Dependents and Non-Dependent children under age 26. To be eligible, neither the Taxpayer nor Spouse may qualify for an employer subsidized plan. Eligibility is determined month by month.
If a schedule C filer, it will be reported on Part II of Schedule 1 and will flow to the Form 1040 as an Adjustment of Income. For S-Corp greater than 2% shareholders, it’s a little trickier. It must be reported as W-2 Income. The S-Corp gets the deduction and the W-2 shareholder/employee reports the income. At that point, the employee/shareholder can follow the steps as noted above. A self employed personal can deduct up to Profit of the business.
Have a high deductible plan? Then, don’t forget about setting up and using an HSA plan. This is another available but infrequently used tax deduction for taxpayers who qualify.
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