Employers who purchase health insurance through the program may get a tax credit of up to 50% of their premium contributions.
However, to qualify for the tax credit, they must meet certain standards. Firstly, employers have fewer than 25 employees. Secondly, their employee salary must be less than an average of $50,000. Thirdly, employer must pay at least 50% of the full-time employee's premium costs. However, employers are not required to offer coverage to part-time employees (work fewer than 30 works/week) or dependents, or to seasonal workers who aren't considered full-time employees unless they work more than 120 days during the tax year. Lastly, the coverage to those full-employment must be offered through SHOP Marketplace.
Employers should apply to receive this tax credit on the annual business tax return The tax credit is highest in particularly for small companies with fewer than 10 employees, with an average annual salary of $25,000 or less.
For instance, if there are 10 employees with total wage of $250,000, employer will receive a tax credit amount of $35,000 as they contribute at least $70,000 to their premiums.
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