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nutesnoodle
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I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

 
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Anonymous
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I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Hi there, nutesnoodle,

 

I can share some information about S-Corp Owners Health Insurance in QuickBooks Online.

 

Presently, QuickBooks enables you to set up and record S-Corp health insurance in your online payroll account. However, there isn't any automation for our system to allow S-Corp to pay your health insurance provider.

 

You'll need to get in touch with your health provider for your payment options.

 

Also, your S-Corp Owners Health Insurance is reported in Box 1 and the $ amount in box 14 with "S CORP OWNER". You just need to make sure you add the item to the employee. Here's how:

  1. Click Workers from the left navigation panel.
  2. Go to the Employees tab.
  3. Select the name of the employee you want to pay S-corp owners health insurance amount.
  4. Click Edit employee.
  5. Below How much do you pay this employee, click Even more ways to pay [Employee Name].
  6. Select the S-Corp Owners Health Insurance checkbox.
  7. Add the rate in the Recurring amount field.
  8. Click Done.

You can check out this article to know more about setting up S-corp: S-Corp health insurance

 

That should do it, nutesnoodle. Please notify me if you need further assistance. I'll be more than happy to help you anytime. Have a good one!

jhovenden
Level 2

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Setting this up is easy enough, but at step 7 I have a question. I can not find any examples online of how the "recurring amount" is distributed. Can I just put the whole monthly premium into the recurring amount box, or do I need to break it up over a 26 week period?

 

For example, if the monthly premium is $500 can I just put $500 in the box? After the first pay check will Quickbooks know not to implement this payment again until the next month? Or do I have to take the annual premium divided by the number of pay periods for my S-Corp? [(500*12)/26] = $230.77. Do I put this amount in the recurring payment box?

Kristine Mae
QuickBooks Team

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Let me help you set it up, Jhovenden.

 

The amount entered there depends on the employee's pay schedule/period. It means that you'll have to enter $230.77 in the box. Although, it's optional. You can enter the amount every time you create a paycheck for your employee.

 

Then, you can pull up any payroll reports, like Payroll Summary or Payroll Detail to check how much the employee paid already. Click Reports and enter the report's name in the Find report by name field.

 

If you have more questions, you can keep in touch with us. We're just around to help you.

Egj13
Level 1

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

I added the S-corp health insurance and when I run payroll it shows in the payroll, but, when I preview the payroll, the direct deposit amount doesn't show the additional funds.  Is this supposed to be paid seperately?

GlinetteC
Moderator

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Thanks for joining this thread, Egj13. I can help you figure out why S-Corp Health Insurance doesn't show on your Direct Deposit.

 

Let's check if you've added S-Corp Insurance as a regular pay type on your payroll. Here's how:

 

  1. Navigate to the Workers or Payroll menu and select Employees.
  2. Select the name of the employee.
  3. Click on Edit employee.
  4. Under How much do you pay (name of employee), select Add additional pay types.
  5. Select S-Corp Owner's Health Insurance.
  6. Select Done.

The following steps should let your S-Corp Insurance appear on direct deposit.

 

To learn additional details, check out add or change pay types in Online Payroll.

 

Please tag me in a comment if you have any additional payroll concerns. I'll be right here to help.

Egj13
Level 1

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

@GlinetteC thanks for the reply!  

 

I had already followed the steps above.  Here are some screen shots of what I am asking in the attac

 

Kristine Mae
QuickBooks Team

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Let me help you from here, Egj13.

 

I'd like to know more about this, though. How did it go after trying the steps provided by my colleague? Did it show on the Direct Deposit payroll? 

 

Also, we're unable to see any screenshots or any attachments on your post. Please click the Camera icon to add your screenshots when you reply. Or, click the Paperclip icon to attach any links.

 

You can always get back to this thread with more information. We'll reply as soon as we can.

 

Egj13
Level 1

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

@Kristine Mae sorry, here are the files. You can see in the first that I added the insurance.  In the 2nd, it shows that it was added.  In the third, when run the preview, the net pay does not reflect the additional $350.  Will it not process in the same transaction?  Do I have to pay this separately?  If yes, do I then enter the additional payment as a separate expense?payroll question 3.jpg payroll question 2.jpg payroll question 1.jpg

AileneA
QuickBooks Team

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

I appreciate the screenshots you've provided, Egj13. 

 

Let me share some insight about S-corp owner's health insurance in QuickBooks. The S-Corp owner's health insurance will tax the amount but not include it in the employee's Net pay. The tax tracking type typically used for this payroll item is S-Corp Pd Med Premium.   

 

To learn more about recording S-Corp health insurance, you can refer to this article: Set up and record S-Corp health insurance

 

You’re always welcome to visit the Community if you any questions about QuickBooks. Please know I’ll be right here to make sure you're taken care of.

Egj13
Level 1

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Thanks for the help. 

 

So I need to process two checks to the employee then? One for their pay and one for their healthcare? How do I track the second payment for healthcare? 

CharleneMae_F
QuickBooks Team

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Allow me to jump in on this thread, Egj13.

 

I'm here to share additional details about the S-corp owner's health insurance. You don't need to create two checks for your employee's pay and for their health insurance. In QuickBooks, you can enter the amount for the insurance when you run payroll.

 

There are three ways on how to record S-Corp health insurance, and we've listed them in this article: Set up and Record S-Corp Health Insurance.

 

Additionally, I've included an article that'll help learn more about how pay types affect your employees: Supported Pay Types and Deductions Explained.

 

You can always get back into this post if you have more questions. I'll keep an eye on your response. This way, I'll be able to assist you immediately.

Egj13
Level 1

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

@CharleneMae_F thank you for jumping in! 

 

In the screen shots above, when I preview payroll the net amount doesn't include the insurance amount. So I'm assuming the payroll deposit will be the net amount. Are you saying that the payroll deposit will be the net amount plus the insurance amount? If so, why doesn't QB show this somewhere? 

SG91
Level 2

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

I am learning about the S Corp pay and am curious about the answers to Egj13's questions. I have been searching QuickBooks community everywhere and there is very limited information about how exactly the S Corp pay works. 

Nick_M
QuickBooks Team

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Hey there, SB91. 

 

Thanks for stopping by the Community. I'm happy to help you out today. With S-Corps, you need to run your own monthly or quarterly estimated tax payments. If you're self-employed you pay both the employer and employee portion of the social security and medicare tax. I'm including a few helpful articles for you to check out down below. 

If there's anything else I can help with, feel free to post here anytime. Thanks for dropping by and have a nice afternoon. 

jhovenden
Level 2

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Hi, I don't feel as if the question about S-Corp has been completely resolved. I undersant that I need to set-up and record S-Corp health insurance via one of three options as per AileneA response. However, it does not appear that the S-Corp Insurance premium which I am trying to run in my payroll is being added to the direct deposit.

 

Is there a clear answer here? Is there a means by which I can add the premium to the direct deposit (what I want), or do I need to cut a separate check for the premium pay out?

Rasa-LilaM
QuickBooks Team

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Thanks for following this thread, jhovenden.


I appreciate following the steps shared by @AileneA and sharing with us the result. We’ll have to open the paycheck and review the payroll information.


When a payroll item is a setup in QBO, the amount added or deducted should show on the paycheck or direct deposit. For your S-Corp Insurance, let’s go to the Other Pay section to review check the amount.


Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Payroll menu on the left panel to choose Employees.
  2. Click on the Paycheck list link under the Run Payroll menu.
  3. Set the correct period from the Date Range drop-down and hit Run Report.
  4. From the list, click on the employee you’re working on to view more details.
  5. Go to the Other pay section and look for S-Corp Owners Health Insurance.scrop.png
  6. Click OK to close the paycheck.

If the amount doesn’t show, let’s open the Employee details for the worker and review the pay types added. I've included a screenshot for visual reference.scrop.png1.png


Otherwise, we’ll have to add the pay type again and make sure it’s associated with the correct employee. I suggest following the steps shared by my colleagues above.

 

For future reference, let me share this guide that contains resources to help prepare for the year-end filing for taxes, forms, and your books: QuickBooks Online year-end guide and checklist. 


Keep in touch if you need more help with QBO. I’ll be right here to assist further. Enjoy the rest of the day.

jhovenden
Level 2

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Hey Rasa-Lila, thanks for the response.

 

I have everything set up as you have pictured, and the 'S-Corp Health Insurance' does show up under 'Other pay' on the pay stub. However, the amount being deposited directly into the employee's account does not include the health insurance premium.

 

I am asking if there is a way to get that amount directly deposited in addition to the normal salary or if I have to cut the employee a check for that payment? As things are now, the employee's gross wages less taxes (i.e. Net Pay) is the ONLY monies being deposited into her account. The additional 'S-Corp Health Insurance' is being recorded by QuickBooks and on the sub, but it is NOT being added to the direct deposit or Net Pay amount.

 

Can you provide more clarity on this?

MaryAnn_E
QuickBooks Team

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Hi there, @jhovenden.

 

I'm here to share additional details about the S-corp owner's health insurance. You don't need to create checks for your employees to pay and for their health insurance. In QuickBooks, you can enter the amount for the insurance when you run payroll.

 

There are three ways on how to record S-Corp health insurance: 

 

  • Option 1: Employee Tax Loan
  • Option 2: Lowering or zeroing out taxes
  • Option 3: Company pays taxes

 

Here's how to record the S-cop as an Employee tax loan:

 

1. Select the Workers tab.

2. From the Run Payroll drop-down, select Fringe benefits only.

3. Select Yes, my business will pay the taxes. (By selecting this optionwe will record the amount of employee tax as a loan, you will need to enter a repayment amount as an Employee Tax Loan deduction.

4. Change the Adjustment Date if necessary.

5. Select Preview Payroll.

6. Review the Fringe Adjustment then, select Submit Payroll at the bottom.

 

You may check the other options on how to record S-corp by visiting this article with the detailed steps: Set up and Record S-Corp Health Insurance.

 

Additionally, I've included an article that'll help learn more about how pay types affect your employees: Supported Pay Types and Deductions Explained.

 

You can always get back into this post if you have more questions. I'll keep an eye on your response. This way, I'll be able to assist you immediately.

A User 2
Level 1

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

I have a similar question. I have just found out I need to enter this for our shareholder/owner.  As we are in the middle of March should I divide the premium for the entire year (including premiums from Jan-to date) in the recurring total moving forward so that the entire year of premium is accounted for come next December?  Is there a way to just enter the total amount as a year item rather than per paycheck? Or should I just start at the next paycheck what that semi-monthly premium would amount to without accounting for previous months?  

 

Thank you, appreciate your help!

JonpriL
Moderator

I am a s-corp shareholder/owner. Can the s-corp pays for my health insurance directly to the provider. How can I report it in W-2 form?

Hello @A User 2,

 

Let me help share how you can enter health insurance in your employee's paycheck in QuickBooks.

 

Normally, it is recommended to enter the insurance in each paycheck for your employee to avoid messing up the calculation of your taxes. But, you have the option to enter the total amount of the insurance as you create the last paycheck for your employee this year.

 

When ready, this article will give you the steps based on the set which best describe your situation: How to set up S-Corp health insurance in your Online Payroll account?

 

Additionally, I've also included this reference for a compilation of articles you can use while working with us: Help Articles for QuickBooks Online Payroll.

 

If there's anything else that I can help you with, please let me know in the comments below. I'll be here to lend a hand.

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