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djsims2007
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Are my health insurance premiums I pay each paycheck tax deductable?

I contribute over $100 per month towards my health insurance that is provided by my employer.  Just wanted to know if it's something I can deduct for medical expenses.
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PaulaM
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Are my health insurance premiums I pay each paycheck tax deductable?

No, if you pay for health insurance via payroll deductions, then the amounts paid are already made with pre-tax dollars. No taxes were paid on the premiums amounts.

If you made premium payments with after-tax dollars (outside of your employer), then yes, you could deduct under the Medical section.

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PaulaM
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Are my health insurance premiums I pay each paycheck tax deductable?

No, if you pay for health insurance via payroll deductions, then the amounts paid are already made with pre-tax dollars. No taxes were paid on the premiums amounts.

If you made premium payments with after-tax dollars (outside of your employer), then yes, you could deduct under the Medical section.

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