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Are medical deductions and FSAs mutually exclusive?

I understand that medical expenses in excess of 10% of gross income can be deducted with a Schedule A. Can I do this even if I use a medical FSA (excluding the reimbursed part, of course)? For ...
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Can I pay past expenses using an FSA opened midyear?

In my old job I had a HDHP and HSA. Midyear, I started a new job and switched to a standard insurance plan and an FSA. Can I submit receipts for expenses from January to the FSA that I just opened in ...
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What are some pre-tax programs similar to FSA that I can take advantage of?

I recently found out about Flexible Spending Accounts and was surprised to learn they could be used for Lasik, essentially saving me a good portion of the cost by making that income not be taxed. Are ...
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Can I claim the child care tax credit in addition to using a dependent care FSA?

Dependent care FSA is capped at $5000 annually and I use this entirely. The annual child care credit is $3000. If my expenses are over $8000, can I utilize both of these in the same calendar year?
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Flexplan - a company is taking over another, do I pay the balance?

A friend of mine works at a company which offers a flex-plan. Another company comes in and takes over the place they work at - do they have to suddenly pay the remainder of their flex plan balance? ...
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My company terminated me and closed my Flexible Spending Account

I was recently terminated from a job because they were eliminating my position. I was not terminated for cause. I had an FSA that I was contributing to and it has a balance of approximately 450.00. ...
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Flexible Spending Account & Job Change

I worked full-time for Company A from 01-01-14 to 03-14-14. I still work for Company A as an hourly, unbenefitted employee. I started full-time with Company B on 03-24-14. The insurance coverage for ...
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What happens with two FSA accounts and one accidental expense submitted to each?

What happens if accidentally a husband and wife each submit a specific charge to their respective FSA for reimbursement?
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Day care tax deduction

In the US, are day-care expenses tax deductible? And if so under what conditions? For example, if one parent is working, but the other is still going to (graduate) school, is any kind of deduction ...
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Can I use an FSA from multiple employers in a year?

My current employer offers an FSA. For 2014 I have opted to contribute the maximum allowed which is $2,500. If, after using that $2,500, I switched employers and they also offered an FSA would I be ...
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Over contributed to Dependent Care FSA for 2014

My husband and I just realized that we both contributed to our employer's Dependent Care FSA for 2014. He put in the maximum allowed $5,000 and I put in $3,600 for a total of $8,600. Unfortunately, ...
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Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) over-contribution rules

During these days we have an enrollment period for 2014 benefits at my workplace. After this window, no changes will be allowed to my contributions selections. One of the benefits is a DCFSA. One ...
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If I don't participate in my employer-sponsored FSA, can I open my own HSA?

My employer offers/manages an FSA (Flexible Spending Account) as part of my health care plan. I put in $800 last year and barely managed to use it up, including expenses in the allowed grace period ...
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What's the best way to handle FSA transactions in light of a pregnancy?

If a worker makes contributions to a dependent-care Flexible Spending Account, and that worker expects she will be on maternity leave for a portion of the year, much of which will be "unpaid", what is ...
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If I leave my job, what happens to my flexible spending account?

I am about to decide how much money to set aside for my 2013 Flexible Spending Account (FSA). (The max this year is $2500.) But I am wondering what happens if I switch employers during the year. Does ...
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Who should claim Flexible Spending Account in a household

Suppose my wife and I both can claim FSA but the max is 5k. And suppose we both have two dependents on our w-4. The big difference is lets say I get paid 100k and she gets 50k. Who is the better ...
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Can a single medical expense be reimbursed from multiple flexible spending accounts?

My flex account has a grace period until March 15. So operations done before March 15 can be submitted towards last year's (2011) flex account or this year's (2012) flex account. But what if last ...
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Is it possible to use an FSA to pay for an individual health plan's premium?

I'm asking a follow-up to my other question... I'm currently enrolled in an FSA for my employer sponsored health plan. I'm considering leaving that health plan in favor of an individual (non-HSA) ...
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Why would I enroll in a Limited Purpose FSA, on top of an HSA?

Open enrollment is coming up and I have the option to open both an HSA and a limited purpose FSA, which only covers dental and vision expenses. Why would I participate in both?
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Difference between Health Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

What is the practical difference between a Health Savings Account and a Flexible Spending Account? What are the pro's and con's of each, and are there situations where either is best?
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What are some good ways to spend FSA money?

I have an FSA and contributed $400 to it. I made this decision in October, thinking that I would need some dental work in the coming here. Two weeks after submitting my form, I chipped the tooth and ...
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How can we use up our Flex Spending Account (FSA) before the end of the year?

My husband and I signed up for a Flex Spending Account for the first time this past year. We've got about $100 left over now, in mid-November, and I've been told that money will disappear if we don't ...