WASHINGTON, DC -- Georgia small businesses will receive a bit of good news in their mailboxes. Companies eligible for new health reform tax credits will be getting a postcard explaining the credits and encouraging them to take advantage of the tax cut.
“This is the biggest health care tax cut in history,” Congressman Scott said. “Georgia small businesses should to know how to start taking advantage of it immediately.”
The tax credits are available now. The tax credit is available to small businesses with 25 or fewer employees and an average wage of $50,000 or less that provide health insurance for their employees. Companies with 10 or fewer employees and an average wage of $25,000 or less get the maximum credit—35% of what the employer is paying for employee insurance coverage. The maximum credit rises to 50% in 2014.
The tax credit is also available to small non-profits. For non-profits, the tax credit is worth up to 25% of what the employer is paying for employee insurance coverage. The maximum credit for non-profits rises to 35% in 2014.
Congressman Scott said the tax credit will help Georgia’s economy.
“There are 122,967 companies in Georgia that meet the criteria for the tax credit,” said Congressman Scott. “This is going to make it a little easier for companies already offering insurance to afford it and will allow more small businesses to start providing health care coverage for their workers.”
Beginning this week, the IRS is mailing more than 4 million postcards to small businesses around the country to help ensure that they realize they may qualify for the credit immediately. The IRS provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the tax credits.