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Itemize My Health Expenses on my Tax Returns | Print |

What if I itemize my health expenses on my tax returns? 

You cannot receive reimbursement from an FSA for an expense and also itemize the expense as a tax deduction on your tax returns. However, most people do not incur enough out of pocket expense to be eligible for any deduction on their tax return (you can only deduct the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is 7.5% of your adjusted gross income). For individuals that do not qualify for the itemized deduction, the Health Care FSA makes sense - it's available for any amount up to your company's maximum. Plus, you receive the tax savings throughout the year, not when you file your taxes after the end of the year.