eFLHealthinsurance president, Wiley Long, says, “You get a federal income tax deduction for HSA contributions even if you take the standard deduction and don’t itemize. This is available to everyone, with no restrictions on the amount or source of income. A one-time roll-over is also allowed from an FSA (Flexible Spending Account), HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement)
Not including savings on Florida state income taxes, an individual with $20,000 in annual income would have saved $397 tax dollars in 2009 by fully funding an HSA. If she filed as head of household with one dependent, the savings would have increased to $525. Married couples in the same income bracket would have saved $360 regardless of whether they had dependents.
Federal tax savings increased among higher income brackets. For example, an individual with an income of $120,000 would have saved $742, and someone filing as head of household with one dependent child would have saved $1,313.
Since the IRS allows higher HSA contributions for 2011, the savings available are now larger, but tax deductions are not the full extent of the savings available. Distributions to pay for qualified health care for the HSA owner and family members as well as the earnings on the HSA deposits are all tax-exempt.
Long adds, “The HSA has become the fastest growing type of health plan. Bank of America just announced that 34-percent growth in these accounts set a record last year. More than 50,000 such accounts were set up in 2011, and more than $300 million is now collectively held by HSA owners.” Since they have until April 17th to reap the maximum deduction to lower their taxes, Long advices everyone to make this a priority.
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