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Is Norfolk Southern health insurance tax deductible?

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I work for Norfolk Southern Rail Road. I pay $200.00 a month for my health insurance. It is deducted just like my 401-k pretax. Can I claim the $2400.00 on my income taxes?

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 6 years ago.

Health insurance premiums which you pay for on a pretax 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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