Tax law mistreats the S corporation owner on health insurance.
First, if the S corporation pays the cost of health insurance to cover the owner, the owner does not get this coverage as a tax-free fringe benefit.
Second, even though the owner does not get tax-free fringe benefits from corporate-paid health insurance, the owner wants the S corporation to pay for the insurance. Why?
With S corporation payment, the S corporation owner will qualify for tax-favored self-employed health insurance deductions on page 1 ... Log in to view full article.