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July 2014

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How to Escape Payroll Taxes on S Corporation Health Insurance

As long and detailed as the tax code is, you would think there would be simple answers for all basic questions that affect millions of taxpayers.


Yet when it comes to whether you as an S corporation owner have to pay payroll taxes on the inclusion of your health insurance premiums in your W-2, the answer is about as clear as tree bark.


IRS Publication 15-B, Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, is generous to taxpayers, but its advice is not quite right.1 As you saw in last month’s Tax Reduction Letter, you rely on IRS informal guidance “at your own peril.” When ... Log in to view full article.

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