LTCI Tax-Deductibility Rules: Employer-Pay Contributory Arrangement on Behalf of an Employee

Employer-Pay Contributory Arrangement on Behalf of an Employee

If an employer pays all or a portion of the tax-qualified LTCi premiums on behalf of an employee, the amount paid is deductible by the employer as a business expense. The deduction is not limited by the age-based limits. The entire employer contribution would also be excluded from the employee’s AGI.

If the employer only pays a portion of the premium, the employee is able to apply the balance that he/she pays towards his/her medical expenses, up to the Eligible Premium amount, and would then be entitles to a deduction for medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of AGI.

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