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Howdy all. I read on this site perhaps last Spring about a gentleman with an ill son who's insurance company was less than helpful with paying his medical bills. If memory serves me correctly this guy created a S Corp, made his son and employee, and then paid his bills as the S Corp. That allowed him to write off the medical bills as a business expense. Does anyone happen to have a link to that story or links on TMF to S Corp information? I haven't had any luck finding the material I found last Spring.

The reason I ask is because I need to have some dental work done. My last two insurance companies (BCBS and Delta) won't touch it because the teeth aren't damanged enough to suit them. I have the typical guy-wear: chips from youth thanks to sports, marching band, and just being a guy. The chips are on numerous teeth. My dentist says that even though the teeth must be fixed to ensure their reliable future use, he's never seen any insurance company pony up until it was too late. I'm looking at about $7,500 to crown multiple teeth, fixing the problem in the process.

This past year I've made about $35k from consulting work with no other outside income. I've invested about $18k in stocks since July and have made about $3500 YTD. I'd like to pay for the dental work as through an S Corp but I'm now wondering, do I have to have the S Corp set up before I make the $$ or can I declare it before the tax year is over and still be ok? I've never worked with a S Corp before. I figured I'd do some research on TMF first before I called my accountant. Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated. Thanks

J
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Hello:

How would fixing your teeth be a business expense? Are you a tooth model?

I don't think that creating an S-corp would change the nature of the expenses. Personal expense is personal expense.

Just my view.

Will

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An S Corp is a different breed. Per my CPA (I have an S Corp), my health insurance, paid through the corporation, is counted as income to me and must be taxed as such. The benefit, of course, is that the insurance premiums can be credited on my 1040.

I would suggest you talk with an accountant before doing this.

Donna
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