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Pre Tax Payroll Deductions
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Written by Nancy Gates
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Pre Tax Payroll Deductions

Many employers who provide health insurance and other benefits allow employees to pay for these benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions.


These benefits may include the following:

Employer paid healthcare insurance premiums:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Employer paid life, disability, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.


If your employee benefit deductions are made in a pre-tax manner, they will reduce your taxable income. For this reason, we recommend excluding this income from your gross income in order to most closely account for your taxable income.

We then recommend excluding any expenses paid in this manner from your healthcare expenses in order to most closely represent your net cashflow.

NOTE: If you follow this method and also have income-linked contributions in your plan, we recommend using the specific dollar amount selection for contributions instead of the percentage amount to ensure accuracy.

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