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Are tax credits available for small businesses and nonprofit organizations?

Yes. Certain small businesses and nonprofit organizations are eligible for federal tax credits that will help offset a portion of their cost of offering health insurance to their employees. The tax credit will cover up to 50% of an employer's costs (up to 35% for a non-profit organization). To be eligible, a District employer must:

  • Have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs);

  • Have average employee wages of less than $50,000 a year;

  • Purchase coverage through DC Health Link; and

  • Pay at least 50% of the cost of single coverage for each employee.

For more detailed information, go to http://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Employers/Small-Business-Health-Care-Tax-Credit-and-the-SHOP-Marketplace.

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