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The father is a Massachusetts resident. A noncash fringe benefit that is included in gross income is sometimes referred to as “imputed income. Employer-provided health insurance coverage is a fringe benefit.
When does an employee’s child meet the definition of dependent for purposes of employer-provided health insurance coverage so that the entire value of the coverage is excluded from gross income? In Notice, C. If a taxpayer’s child does not meet the requirements of a dependent as a “qualifying child,” the child may still meet the jotice of a dependent as a “qualifying relative.
So a child may qualify as a dependent for purposes of the exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health insurance benefits whether or not the parent actually claims the dependency exemption for the child on the parent’s federal income tax return. The child is included in the father’s employer-provided health insurance coverage. We use your feedback to help us improve this site but we are not able to respond directly.
If urs child does not meet the definition of dependent for these purposes, the value of the health coverage for this individual will be imputed as income to the employee for federal income tax purposes. The child is supported by both his parents.
Although generally Massachusetts follows federal law in the area of noncash fringe benefits, in the case of imputed income with respect to employer-provided health insurance, the Legislature has chosen to depart from the federal treatment. The term “imputed income” is sometimes used to refer to the value of a noncash fringe benefit an employee receives where federal law requires the value of the fringe benefit to be included in the employee’s gross income.
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Massachusetts gross income is federal gross income, as defined under the Code, with certain modifications. Skip table of contents.
The exclusion from Massachusetts gross income under G. This TIR provides a summary of Internal Revenue Service Noticea nootice notice that provides relief from imputed income in many instances where employer-provided health coverage includes an employee’s grown child. If an employee participates in an employer-provided health insurance plan, any amount which, but for this section, would be included in gross income of the employee by reason of coverage under the plan of urs person other than the employee, to the extent such coverage is mandated by law.
However, the exclusion is limited to contributions made for coverage of the employee, the employee’s spouse, and the employee’s dependents. Recent legislation provides for the exclusion from Massachusetts gross income of any imputed income resulting from employer-provided health insurance of a person included in the employee’s family health insurance plan where the coverage is required by state law.
If you need to report child abuse, any other kind of abuse, or need urgent assistance, please click notide. As a result of extended employer-provided health insurance coverage for children “under 26 years of age or for 2 years after the end of the calendar year in which such persons last qualified as dependents under 26 U.
Section 61 a 1 of the Code states that, except as otherwise provided, gross income includes compensation for services, including fees, commissions, fringe benefits, and similar items. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide general guidance on the federal and Massachusetts treatment of employer-provided health insurance coverage for an employee’s child.
Text of IRS Notice on Definition of ‘Dependent’ in Group Health Plans (PDF)
The gross income of an employee does not include contributions which his employer makes to an accident or health plan for compensation through insurance or otherwise to the employee for personal injuries or sickness incurred by 200-479, his spouse, or his dependents, as defined in section Accordingly, under Internal Revenue Service Noticean employee may exclude notive gross income the value of employer-provided health insurance coverage for a child who, while not a “qualifying child,” meets the definition of a “qualifying noitce determined without regard to the child’s gross income.
As explained in TIRwhether a child of an employee is a dependent for purposes of the federal exclusion from gross income of employer-provided health insurance coverage is a question of federal income tax law pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section When does employer-provided health insurance coverage for an notlce child result in imputed income to the employee? Massachusetts Department of Revenue Referenced Sources: Pending specific guidance from the Internal Revenue Service, an employer must determine the amount of imputed income attributable to the health insurance coverage of an employee’s nondependent child under valuation principles articulated in federal income tax law.
Under federal tax law, employer contributions for health insurance are excluded from an employee’s gross income.
Collectively, the amendments require that on or after January 1,carriers issuing or renewing insured health benefit plans with coverage for dependents make coverage available for nohice “under 26 years of age or for 2 years after the end of the calendar year in which such persons last qualified as dependents under 26 U.
This TIR focuses on the instances where a child 22004-79 a taxpayer who is not a “qualifying child” may be a “qualifying relative.
In the area of employer-provided health insurance coverage which is a fringe benefitthe value of health insurance benefits for a child of an employee is excluded from gross income where the child is a dependent under the rules of IRC section The extent to which a particular fringe benefit is excluded from gross income depends on the Code provisions that apply notkce the benefit.
IRS Notice 2004-79 Clarifies WFTRA Confusion
Pursuant to IRS Noticethe definition of “dependent” for purposes of the exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health insurance benefits is broader than irw definition for purposes of claiming the dependency exemption for the child on the parent’s federal income tax return. This can happen, for example, when the child is over age 24 or is emancipated.
For purposes of the exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health insurance, any child of divorced parents who meets the expanded definition of dependent in connection 2040-79 one parent is treated as a dependent of both parents. Any child to whom section e applies shall be treated as a dependent of both parents for purposes of this subsection.
However, pursuant to G. As of January 1,the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act expands employer-provided health insurance coverage to include an employee’s child “under 26 years of age or for 2 years after the end of the calendar year in which such persons last qualified as dependents under 26 U.