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Know the Key Dates for Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment periods vary from year-to-year, but are expected to continue to be late in fall to early winter. Being aware of health care reform key dates can mean avoiding tax penalties for remaining uninsured. Read more…

Are Medical Expenses Tax Deductible?
Medical expenses can be tax deductible. Learn which expenses might be deductible on your 2021 taxes that you’ll file in 2022. Read more…

Video: The Affordable Care Act Tax Penalty Explained (Obamacare)
What is the Affordable Care Act tax penalty? Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), if you can get health insurance and choose not to, and you aren't exempt for other reasons, you may have to pay a tax penalty. Beginning in 2019, although you are still required to have health insurance, there is not penalty for not having it. Read more…

Deducting Health Insurance Premiums If You're Self-Employed
Most self-employed taxpayers can deduct health insurance premiums, including age-based premiums for long-term care coverage. Write-offs are available whether or not you itemize, if you meet the requirements. Read more…

Are Short-Term Disability Claim Payments Considered Earnings?
Temporary disability, such as an injury, serious medical condition, or even pregnancy, can be covered by short-term disability payments obtained through private insurers, and they may be part of an employer's compensation to employees. Whether the payments are taxable depends on how and when they are paid. Read more…

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