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Tax Tip for Small Business Owners

If you have employees in your business you may be subject to a new provision as part of the Health Care Reform Law for 2012. This new provision requires certain employers to report additional information on their W-2’s. Employers will now have to report the total value of an individual employee’s health benefits on their Form W-2.

For the tax year 2012, this applies to employers that filed 250 or more Form W-2’s for the previous tax year. This does not apply to employers filing less than 250 Form W-2’s.

These health care costs are only informational and are not taxable to the employer or employee. The cost of the health coverage will be reported in box 12 of the W-2 and will have the code “DD”.

As always, consult your tax advisor on all the above information.

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