2024 Tax Deductible Limits For Long-Term Care Insurance

2024 Tax Deductible Limits

2024 Tax Deductible Limits Long-Term Care Insurance

The IRS has announced decreased 2024 tax deductible limits for long-term care insurance according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

“This is a significant change in practice after yearly increases,” states Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. “The 2024 deductible limits are still significant and few people, especially business owners, are aware that premiums paid for long-term care insurance may be tax deductible.”

The just announced 2024 limits for an individual age 70 or more is $5,880, according to AALTCI. The 2023 maximum deductible limit for that age band is $5,960.

“This is still a significant tax deduction,” Slome explains. “Most policies are purchased by couples which means they could deduct up to $11,760 next year depending on their age.”

Only long-term care policies that meet the federal government’s tax-qualified requirements qualify for a potential tax deduction, the long-term care insurance expert notes. “Most of the linked benefit or hybrid life insurance policies, the ones more popular today do not qualify for a possible tax benefit,” Slome notes.

“Two types of individuals can gain the most benefit from the IRS deductions,” Slome adds. “First business owners, who may be able to deduct the full cost of their insurance protection and have a paid-in-full policy when they reach retirement age.”

In addition, people who have retired from jobs can benefit. “That’s when income levels enable more people to reach the required health expense threshold to make premiums deductible,” Slome acknowledges. “That potential tax deduction can be a huge benefit after retirement and something seniors should take into consideration when looking into their long-term care protection options.”

2024 Maximum Deduction Limits Long-Term Care Insurance

The following are the new 2024 deductible limits per-individual (2023 limits in brackets):

Attained Age Before Close of Taxable Year     2024 Limit (2023)
40 or less                                                                   $470  ($480)
More than 40 but not more than 50                   $880  ($890)
More than 50 but not more than 60                   $1,760  ($1,7,90)
More than 60 but not more than 70                   $4,710  ($4,770)
More than 70                                                            $5,880  ($5,960)

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance advocates for the importance of planning and supports insurance and financial professionals who provide long-term care financing solutions.  To see prior year’s long-term care insurance tax deductible limits, visit the organization’s website (https://www.aaltci.org/tax) or call the organization at 818-597-3227 to connect with a long-term care insurance professional who can provide no-obligation and cost comparisons.

Find local Medicare Advantage agents listed on the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance’ directory.

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