IRS notifies employers about new tax credit

Posted on May 11, 2010

The recent health care reform legislation included a new health care tax credit for certain small businesses that provide health insurance to their employees. The IRS is in the process of mailing postcards to more than four million small businesses and tax-exempt organizations to make them aware of this new credit for 2010.

 The credit is generally available to small companies and tax-exempt organizations that pay at least 50% of the cost of single coverage for their employees. For tax years 2010 to 2013, the maximum credit is 35% of premiums paid by eligible employers (25% for tax-exempts).