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  • Sole proprietor HCW exclude from paid leave under FFCRA?

    I’ve seen a lot of talk online including the Facebook WCI group that medical workers are “specifically excluded” from the paid sick or family leave. My reading is that employers like hospitals CAN/MAY exclude Doctors from leave if they choose. However, that’s not the same as the law specifically excluding these people. My wife is an indep contractor and we have a child who is staying home due to COVID. I want to make sure I am reading the law correctly that just because she is a health care provider, we can still claim the deduction come tax time.

    It’s just a little frustrating to me that people are claiming HCW are excluded, when it doesn’t appear that’s actually the case, but I also can’t be sure.

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    Which tax deduction?

    Not sure if this would apply to an IC, but if as an employer you aren’t required by EPSLA to pay out sick leave, I don’t think you’ll end up being eligible for tax credit.

    Could be wrong.
    Last edited by bonebrokemefix; 04-03-2020, 05:53 PM.

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    • #3
      The tax credit for child care leave due to COVID as outlined by the family first coronavirus response act.

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