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SBA & Cover Oregon Google+ Hangout: Is My Business Eligible for the Tax Credit Under the Affordable Care Act?

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SBA & Cover Oregon Google+ Hangout: Is My Business Eligible for the Tax Credit Under the Affordable Care Act?

By ngoriel, SBA Official
Published: August 16, 2013 Updated: August 9, 2016

Not sure how the health care law may impact your business in Oregon? SBA and Cover Oregon are teaming up to bring you three Google+ Hangouts that will dive into specific topics of the Affordable Care Act like the Marketplace and the small business tax credit. In case you missed it, the first Hangout discussed what businesses need to know about the new Health Care Marketplace in Oregon, Cover Oregon.

The second Hangout on August 27 will cover what businesses need to know about the small business tax credit and eligibility requirements under the Affordable Care Act.  

Here’s what you need to know about the Hangout:


Is my business eligible for the small business tax credit under the ACA and what's the procedure?


August 27 | 10:30-11:00 a.m. PDT


  • Meredith Olafson, Senior Policy Advisor, SBA
  • Marisa O'Brien, Business Marketing Specialist, Cover Oregon
  • Mike Roach, Small Business Owner,  Paloma Clothing


Linda Baker, Editor, Oregon Business Magazine

Watch from either SBA’s:

How you can participate:

Tweet your questions using the hashtag #CoverOregon

Note:  Registration is not required for this Hangout.  Simply click on SBA’s YouTube channel or Google+ Page to watch the Hangout live on August 27 at 10:30 a.m. PDT. The Hangout will also be recorded and will be available on SBA’s YouTube channel and Google+ page.


About the Author:

Natale Goriel

SBA Official

Hi, my name is Natale and I'm serving as a Moderator for the SBA Community. Our goal is to continually improve this site to meet your needs, so we appreciate your feedback and participation.


I am confused about the tax deduction for healthcare premiums for business owners - if they have spouses who are employees, can they then deduct the healthcare premiums? I hope the run another hangout. Good topic.
I was not able to make this but did get the information we were looking for. Right now it looks like we will not be able to get the tax credits but we are keeping an eye out for any help we can get in trying to implement ACA in our business.
Small businesses cannot take a tax credit for insurance premiums paid for owners of the business. This means that owners of corporations, partners in a partnership, and sole proprietors.
I would've liked to have known about this Google+ Hangout last month. But I was able to watch on the aforementioned YouTube channel. I am a little concerned about the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect my business. However, this hangout answered alot of my questions. Thank you!
Good ways to make small business strong enough to sustain any type of natural disaster, with timely financial support from Govt. agencies the small business holder can feel confident & will again try to resettle their business on a firm ground.

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