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chrisn22001
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Can I claim a write off for medical payments that were refunded from a retirement medical account. They are now showing my payments on a W2

 
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MargaretL
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Can I claim a write off for medical payments that were refunded from a retirement medical account. They are now showing my payments on a W2

It depends.  If the payments show in box 1 of the form W-2 (Gross income), then you can deduct the payments, since you paid tax on it... If the payments are not included there, then they are considered to have been paid with pre-tax dollars; deducting them as medical expenses would be double dipping and that's not allowed. 

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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Can I claim a write off for medical payments that were refunded from a retirement medical account. They are now showing my payments on a W2

It depends.  If the payments show in box 1 of the form W-2 (Gross income), then you can deduct the payments, since you paid tax on it... If the payments are not included there, then they are considered to have been paid with pre-tax dollars; deducting them as medical expenses would be double dipping and that's not allowed. 

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