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i work for norfolk southern rr. i pay 200.00 dollars a month

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i work for norfolk southern rr. i pay 200.00 dollars a month for my health insurance. it is deducked just like my 401-k pre tax. can i claim the 2400.00 dollars on my income taxes
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 6 years ago.

Hello JA Customer,


Health insurance premiums which you pay for on a pre tax basis cannot be deducted from your taxable income as a deduction, because those premiums were never included in your taxable income to begin with.


The only time you can deduct health insurance premiums that you pay is if they are paid with after tax dollars.


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