Submitted By: someone
Answered: April 26, 2018 9:51 pm

I am a senior who is self-employed and on Medicare. Can I deduct my premiums as an adjustment to gross income?

Yes. The IRS has indicated (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/1228037.pdf) that all Medicare premiums are similar to other health insurance, and that this deduction rule extends to Medicare premiums for coverage of a self-employed individual’s spouse, dependent, or child under age 27.

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Tax Glossary

Carryback

A tax technique for receiving a refund of back taxes by applying a deduction or credit from a current tax year to a prior tax year. For example, a business net operating loss may be carried back for two years.

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