Tax Topic of the Day - August 26, 2010

“What is the small business tax credit designed to help me pay for employee health insurance premiums in 2010?”

The credit is available for employers with 10 or fewer employees, with average wages of $25,000 or less, and is calculated by formula, also excluding owners. You must pay 50% or more of the employee health coverage to take the credit! The credit is equal to 35% of the amount paid. For employers with greater than 10 but less than 25 equivalent full time employees, partial credits apply.

Comment: I calculated the payment for our company, and it did not apply due to wage limitations.