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pete2
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Cobra Payments deductible?

I recently left my place of employment and started my own company, can I deduct the cobra payments as a business expense for tax purposes? 

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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Cobra Payments deductible?

COBRA payments are not deductible as business expense.  Per IRS, the insurance plan must be in your name to qualify, COBRA is in your former's employer's name.

But you can deduct COBRA payments as your personal medical expenses:

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions and Credits
  3. Scroll down to Medical, select Medical Expenses, enter the total amount for all medical insurance premiums that you paid (COBRA payments included)

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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Cobra Payments deductible?

COBRA payments are not deductible as business expense.  Per IRS, the insurance plan must be in your name to qualify, COBRA is in your former's employer's name.

But you can deduct COBRA payments as your personal medical expenses:

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions and Credits
  3. Scroll down to Medical, select Medical Expenses, enter the total amount for all medical insurance premiums that you paid (COBRA payments included)

View solution in original post

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