Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows employees to be reimbursed for medical expenses. FSAs are usually funded through voluntary salary reduction agreements with your employer. The benefits of an FSA are that no employment or federal income taxes are deducted from your contribution. Some employers will even contribute to your FSA account.
Withdrawals may be tax free if you use the funds for qualified medical expenses. You can withdraw funds from the account to pay for qualified medical expenses even if the funds are not yet in the account.
As I have been helping my Mom transition into life as a widow many interesting facts have begun to resonate. Particularly intriguing for me today under Regs. §1.2-2(b)(4) parent(s) can be claimed as a dependent if you meet the usual support, citizenship, gross income, and joint return tests.
Interestingly enough if you are single you can file as head of household if you claim your parent or pay more than half the cost of keeping them in a rest home or home for the elderly. Fortunately my mom is nowhere ready for that sort of treatment we hope. However in my most recent research efforts I’ve been intrigued by two separate and distinct opportunities worth consideration: Read More