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Health Insurance Payments to employer

These payments are listed on the W2 box 12b as DD. It indicates on the back of the W2 that they are not taxable. Can one claim these sponsored health payments that are paid to my employer for health coverage? 

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BillM223
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Health Insurance Payments to employer

Anything marked as DD in box 12 on your W-2 has already been removed from Wages in boxes 1, 3, and 5 before your W-2 was printed. For this reason, you cannot deduct these amounts elsewhere on the return, because you have already gotten the tax benefit.

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Health Insurance Payments to employer

I don’t understand your question. The employer cost of your health plan reported in box 12 with code DD is for government statistical purposes only.  Your employer has already deducted the amounts from their business tax return as one of their business expenses.  You can’t take a tax deduction for any cost that you don’t pay.  You also can’t take a tax deduction for the employee share of any health insurance premiums that you paid, because they are deducted from your pay pretax and are not reported in your taxable income. You can’t deduct something from your taxable income that is not in your taxable income to begin with.

BillM223
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Health Insurance Payments to employer

Anything marked as DD in box 12 on your W-2 has already been removed from Wages in boxes 1, 3, and 5 before your W-2 was printed. For this reason, you cannot deduct these amounts elsewhere on the return, because you have already gotten the tax benefit.

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