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K-barron
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Does Covered California insurance count as self-employed health insurance? So I can write it off?

 
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HollyP
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Does Covered California insurance count as self-employed health insurance? So I can write it off?

Yes, you can obtain Health Insurance through the Marketplace and still qualify for the self-employed health insurance Deduction. See Publication 535 for more info here: https://www.irs.gov/publications/p535/ch06.html

You can deduct amounts you paid for medical insurance purchased through the health insurance marketplace less any advance premium tax credit you received. This deduction will be also be adjusted for any changes to your premium tax credit made on Form 8962 when you file your tax return. The medical premium amount will be reduced by any additional credit received or increased by any premium tax credit repaid.

However, you do not have to enter the premiums you paid out of pocket into the Medical Expense section of TurboTax. Instead just enter your 1095-A into the Health Care section and TurboTax will automatically apply the correct medical insurance premiums to Form 1040, line 29; self-employed health insurance deduction after your Form 1095-A is linked to your business, Schedule C.

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