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craigma221
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

 
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Shaundra
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

FSAs are usually funded through voluntary salary reduction agreements with your employer. No employment or federal income taxes are deducted from your contribution. The employer may also contribute.

Note: Unlike HSAs or Archer MSAs which must be reported on your Form 1040, there are no reporting requirements for FSAs on your income tax return.

Also. you cannot deduct qualified medical expenses as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) if they were paid with pre-tax dollars from an FSA.

If you have any unused amounts in your FSA, that amount is forfeited, and since you already got a deduction, you cannot deduct the loss.



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Rainman12
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

Do NOT enter any amounts from Code W in Box 12 of your W-2; Those are only entered when you put in your W-2 information. Did you make any additional contributions beyond that? What proof of payment do you have? ...
donaldsona2006
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

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Shaundra
New Member

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

FSAs are usually funded through voluntary salary reduction agreements with your employer. No employment or federal income taxes are deducted from your contribution. The employer may also contribute.

Note: Unlike HSAs or Archer MSAs which must be reported on your Form 1040, there are no reporting requirements for FSAs on your income tax return.

Also. you cannot deduct qualified medical expenses as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) if they were paid with pre-tax dollars from an FSA.

If you have any unused amounts in your FSA, that amount is forfeited, and since you already got a deduction, you cannot deduct the loss.



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nsteph
Level 2

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

That is really helpful, and more in-depth than the other answers I've seen.  I think a lot of us were confused because TurboTax's help popup (linked from the HSA deductions page) said it would ask about our FSA later, but it did not.
bcmorgan-
New Member

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

Yes I agree with that!! I was thinking I was going to have to enter the information somewhere else too!!
thevincentgirl
New Member

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

Still 2015 taxes are stating the same thing and never address the fsa
BloodSugar2020
New Member

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

Hi,  could you please clear my wonder?
If I spend all the money in my FSA account on child care, then what's the difference between getting the tax credit from contributing to a FSA and getting tax refund from the annual IRS tax report? Both ways I can get some tax credit, then what's the advantage of having the FSA? Will I get more tax credit by having FSA versus tax report?

PrestonHiltz
New Member

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

Do you have a link to that as a fact from I r s?

DaveF1006
Expert Alumni

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

Please refer to this IRS link for additional information. Start reading the information starting on page 16 of the link.

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kerilynn
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

You mentioned that you cannot report any medical expenses that were paid by the FSA funds.  How are those expenses reported then, do you know?

CatinaT1
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

You do not report them.  You already got the tax benefit of the money not being taxed.

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lajenkins23
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

How do I input medical deduction if I exceeded my FSA account?

jabq
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Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

So if my fsa contribution is not taxed federally at time of paycheck with no deduction, but is included in my overall gross income, it is then taxed at tax return time?  is that what  I understand?  

MinhT1
Expert Alumni

Where do I enter my FSA contribution?

@jabq

 

Your contribution to a FSA is not taxed at tax return time. It is untaxed money which can be used to pay for your out-of-pocket medical expenses. It is not taxed but you may lose the unspent portion of your FSA.

 

Please this TurboTax article for more information.

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