Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Health Ins for Partners


If the partners want to pay their health insurance through the partnership would it just be considered guaranteed payments and then take the expense on their personal tax returns?

Dear Kelly,

Payment for health insurance premium is not considered guaranteed payment.
It is reported as other deductions on Sch K-1 under code M.

These amounts can be deducted on line 29 of form 1040 even if you do not itemize your deductions.

Each partner can take deductions for himself, his spouse and dependent children.

Hope this helps.

I.J.Zemelman, EA

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