IRS Reminds Employers of the Benefits of New Health Care Tax Credit

This week the IRS has started to mail out postcards to over 4 million small businesses and other organizations to acquaint them with the new small business health care tax credit.

“We want to make sure small employers across the nation realize that — effective this tax year — they may be eligible for a valuable new tax credit. Our postcard mailing — which is targeted at small employers — is intended to get the attention of small employers and encourage them to find out more,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “We urge every small employer to take advantage of this credit if they qualify.”

In general, the credit is available to small employers that pay at least half the cost of single coverage for their employees in 2010. The credit is specifically targeted to help small businesses and tax-exempt organizations that primarily employ low- and moderate-income workers.

To read the full explanation of the the Small business Health Care Tax Credit the IRS has posted a fequently asked questions page.