Contact us

(831) 722-3541

Contact us

Contact details:

Message:

Your message has been sent successfully. Close this notice.

Commercial Insurance Quote

Coverage Information

Current Coverage Information

Contact details:

Your Quote Form has been sent successfully. Close this notice.

Auto Insurance Quote

Contact details:

Current Coverage Information

Your car:

Your Quote Form has been sent successfully. Close this notice.

Homeowners Insurance Quote

Your house:

Current Coverage Information

Contact details:

Your Quote Form has been sent successfully. Close this notice.

Life Insurance Quote

Life Insurance Details

Current Coverage Information

Contact details:

Your Quote Form has been sent successfully. Close this notice.

Health Insurance Quote

Coverage Information

Current Coverage Information

Contact details:

Your Quote Form has been sent successfully. Close this notice.
3 weeks ago · by · 0 comments

Commercial Insurance Premiums You Can Deduct On Your Tax Return

Your small business tax returns may not be due until April, but now’s the time to start your tax prep so you’re ready for the big day. As you gather documents and compile receipts, consider the commercial insurance premiums you can deduct as business expenses. 

IRS Expense Deduction Guidelines

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), small businesses can deduct ordinary and necessary costs associated with doing business. Certain insurance premiums fall into this category of deductible expenses.

Insurance Premiums you can Deduct

Here’s a partial list of business insurance premiums you may be able to deduct on your tax return. 

  1. Auto insurance for commercial vehicles the business owns if you deduct the actual cost of the vehicles and not the standard mileage deduction.
  2. Business interruption insurance that covers lost profit if a covered event causes a temporary business shut down.
  3. Credit insurance that pays for losses caused by bad business debts.
  4. Group health insurance premiums if the company’s employees, managers and owners benefited and the policy is written in the business’s name.
  5. Liability insurance that covers accidents.
  6. Life insurance for officers and employees if you are not the beneficiary of any of those policies.
  7. Long-term care insurance available to employees, managers and owners.
  8. Malpractice insurance for personal liability that occurs because of professional negligence.
  9. Overhead insurance, which covers business expenses if you become disabled.
  10. State unemployment insurance fund contributions if they are taxed under your state’s law.
  11. Workers’ Compensation Insurance that covers employees’ occupational injuries or illnesses.

Insurance Premiums you Cannot Deduct

IRS rules prevent your business from deducting several insurance premiums, including:

  • Certain life insurance or annuity premiums
  • Insurance premiums paid to secure a loan
  • Personal insurance premiums
  • Self-insured reserve payments
  • Sickness or Disability insurance premiums

How to Calculate Insurance Premium Deductions


To calculate your insurance premium deductions, gather your records and add all the allowable premiums you paid during the tax year. Include this figure with your other business deductions on IRS Form 1040. You can find additional helpful information about tax deductions in IRS Publication 535, the Business Expenses worksheet, and IRS Publication 334, the Small Business Tax Guide.

Insurance protects your business and offers invaluable peace of mind. Talk to your qualified professional tax preparer now as you prepare to file your taxes. He or she will evaluate your specific insurance policies and business circumstances, help you calculate your deductions properly and assist you in maximizing your tax return this year.

Comments

Not found any comments yet.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published, and your website url is not required.

Company information

Scurich Insurance Services
Phone: (831) 661-5697
Fax: (831) 661-5741

Physical:
783 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Suite7,
Aptos, Ca 95003-4700

Mailing:
PO Box 1170
Watsonville, CA 95077-1170

Contact details

E-mail address:
Info@ScurichInsurance.com

(831) 661-5697

Available 8:30am - 5:00pm