Tag: Medicare

Protective claim for 2016 Medicare surtax and NIIT must be filed by July 15 (or later in 2020 if you extended and timely filed your 2016 return)

  • July 10, 2020
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals concerning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  If the Court eventually determines the ACA is unconstitutional it could affect the legality of the taxes the ACA imposes—in particular the...

New round of HHS funding for providers who missed the first round of payments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is launching an enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal that will allow eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers to report their annual patient revenue, which will be used as a factor in...

Medical Practice Owners and Healthcare Providers Eligible for CARES Act Relief Through HHS

Medical practice owners and healthcare providers are eligible for some of the $50 billion CARES Act relief funding through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  All relief payments are being made according to tax identification number (TIN). For...

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund brings help to physicians and other healthcare providers during COVID-19 pandemic

As part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, $30 billion is being distributed immediately to eligible healthcare providers throughout the American healthcare system. These are payments, not loans, to healthcare providers, and will not need to be repaid. Who is...

CMS Approves Accelerated/Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delivered near $34 billion in the past week to the healthcare providers as part of an expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, to ensure providers and suppliers have the...

How to plan for Medicare surcharges

According to The Wall Street Journal, high-income Americans covered by Medicare should make tax changes now to minimize an increase in premium surcharges. These surcharges apply because Congress decided the top 5% or so of Medicare recipients should contribute more...

How to deal administratively with the death of an employee

It's a difficult thing to think about, but the death of an employee has tax implications for his employers in closing out accrued wages, vacation pay and taxes withheld.  As soon as the death is reported to an employer, payroll...