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Calling All Late Filers – Don't Forget About...
I’m the first to agree that April 15
comes too early every year. Just like my wife’s birthday, it sneaks up on me when I’m not looking and suddenly I find myself frantically scrambling at the...
The Good, the Bad and Form 1095-A
The end of 2015 left my wallet as clear as my mind as I spent the year living as a traveling poet and yoga enthusiast. Counted together, the income from my odd jobs was below my filing requirement. It looked like I would not...
What Health Care Costs Can I Deduct?
You might have thought that with the new Health Care Reform more of all the money you spend on health insurance and medical expenses would be deductible. In fact, Obamacare (the “Affordable Care Act”) has had very little impact...
Can I Deduct My Brother's Nursing Home Memory...
Hey Dave, My brother was moved to a nursing home/memory care unit. He had to live in the nursing home area until the memory care unit had an opening. When he was in the nursing home area, we had to pay for around the clock...
Are You Ready for Obamacare?
We first heard about it all the way back in 2010, but the Individual Mandate − or Minimum Essential Coverage − did not go into effect until this year. Along with this controversial new health care stipulation comes the penalty...
Are My Doctor Ordered Over-the-Counter Vitamins...
Hey Dave, I had bariatric surgery and must take a number of vitamins daily. These vitamins are purchased over the counter without a prescription. Since these vitamins are required to maintain my health and are doctor ordered...
Are Assisted Living Expenses Deductible?
Hey Dave, My brother is in assisted living; what part of his expenses can be deducted? He needs assistance with getting dressed and all daily hygiene activities. Peggy Peggy, If a principal reason your brother is in the...
Yes, You Will Be Penalized If You Do Not Have...
Now that the furor, for the most part, over the Affordable Care Act has subsided a bit, or maybe not, shall we take a quick look at the PENALTY for not abiding by this landmark law? This part of the law asks the Internal...
Can My Self-Employed Psychotherapist Wife Use...
Hey Dave, My wife has her own business as a psychotherapist and is the only person involved, i.e., she has no employees. She frequently has to submit claims to insurers that require either an EIN number or her social security...
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