I have a question about Schedule C health insurance issues. I opted out of my employer’s health insurance plan. Regarding Schedule C deductions, can I deduct the health insurance premiums my wife and I pay on my wife’s Schedule C?
No. If you or your spouse is eligible for coverage under an employer plan, you can’t claim the self-employed Schedule C health insurance deduction. However, you can claim the payments as itemized deductions on Schedule A.
You can claim the standard deduction or itemize deductions to lower your taxable income. The standard deduction lowers your income by one fixed amount. On the other hand, itemized deductions are made up of a list of eligible expenses. You can claim whichever lowers your tax bill the most.
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