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In box 12a there is a code DD and a dollar amount. I understand

In box 12a there is...
In box 12a there is a code DD and a dollar amount. I understand that the code represents the employer sponsored health coverage but can the dollar amount be included as an itemized deduction as an insurance premium under medical and dental expenses? Thanks
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Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. This amount is not taxable, and it is also not deductible. This is an amount that your employer paid on your behalf for medical care. It would not be appropriate to deduct this amount because you did not pay it. This is for informational purposes only.

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