Rep. Delgado on tax relief for self-employed business owners

The bill would allow over 1.7 million self-employed people throughout New York, to deduct their health care premiums as a business deduction, saving them nearly $750 a year.

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 7:17 AM

NEW YORK STATE -- Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19), along with Philadelphia Congressman John Joyce introduced new legislation to provide tax relief for self-employed business owners. 

It's called the Tax Fairness for the Self-Employed Act. 

The bill would allow over 1.7 million self-employed people throughout New York, to deduct their health care premiums as a business deduction, saving them nearly $750 a year. 

In a statement, Congressman Delgado explains how this could help out families across the state. 

"Small businesses and self-employed owners are paying too much in taxes. Many family farmers are self-employed owners and during this down farm economy, our out-of-date tax code leaves farmers and self-employed business owners behind by failing to allow them to deduct health insurance premiums as a business expense." 

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