Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the 3.8% Tax (July, 2012)
Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of the Health Reform Law (June 28, 2012)
The 3.8% Tax is NOT a Transfer Tax on Real Estate Sales (Feb. 27, 2012)
3.8% Tax: Dispelling the Myths
The 3.8% Tax Real Estate Scenarios & Examples
Beginning January 1, 2013, a new 3.8 percent tax on some investment income will take effect. See how it impact your business and your clients.
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Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the 3.8% Tax
Learn the most important takeaways for REALTORS® when it comes to the 3.8% tax that's part of health care reform.
Top 10 Things You Need To Know (PDF: 645K)
NAR Video: The 3.8% Tax is NOT a Real Estate Transfer Tax
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What It Means to You
Download our Complete Set of FAQs on the Health Reform Law
Updated: May 28, 2010
New medicare tax on "UNEARNED" net investment income, new medicare tax on EARNED income, the final legislation, health insurance exchanges, individual mandates, employer mandates, and much more.
Comparison of Access and Affordability Provisions in Health Reform Bills
Updated: March 22, 2010
For years the National Association of REALTORS® has worked with Congress to address the growing need for reforms to our nation’s health insurance system. As independent contractors and small business owners, REALTORS® know first-hand the rising cost of insurance coverage and the difficulty in obtaining it. In fact, member surveys show that 28% of REALTORS® are currently uninsured, with many more underinsured. The health reform legislation that passed the US House of Representatives on Sunday, March 21, 2010 would make major changes to many aspects of our health care system.
America’s health care system is incredibly complicated and complex. Thus, so are many of the changes in the bill the House has passed. NAR did not support or oppose the legislation that was passed in the House. Instead we chose to work with Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to address as many concerns of our members as possible while also guarding against real estate tax provisions being used as a major way to pay for some of these changes.
Below you will find links to a number of documents to help explain how these new changes will affect you and your business.
Characteristics of Insurance Policies Available in the New Exchange> (PDF: 59K)
Congressional Budget Office Estimates for H.R. 3590 as Amended by H.R. 4872> (PDF: 93K)
NAR Health Insurance Coverage Survey
A randomly selected group of REALTORS® from across the country was given an opportunity to respond to a brief survey about health insurance coverage. Results of the survey are summarized below.
Self-Employed and Small Business Workers Hit Hardest
More than half of the 46 million uninsured Americans are self-employed, own small firms, or work for small employers. This is not just a problem for the unemployed.
One-in-Four REALTORS® Lack Health Insurance
While all small businesses have found it difficult to find affordable health insurance, REALTORS® have been even more challenged. Typically, REALTORS® are self-employed, independent contractors--the smallest of small businesses.
In most states, the self-employed are relegated to the state's individual insurance market, where applicants can be turned down for medical reasons and there are few limitations placed on the premiums that companies can charge.
As a result, today, twenty-eight percent of the 1.2 million members of the National Association of REALTORS® - more than one in four REALTORS® - have no health insurance coverage. REALTORS® have cited cost as the primary reason they have no health insurance.
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