Year-End Planning Provides Tax Savings Opportunities: Review Your FSA Contributions

To maximize your pre-tax deductions, review your FSA contributions to make sure they match up with your spending. Increase the amount you set aside for next year in your employer’s health flexible spending account (FSA) if you set aside too little for this year. Don’t forget that you cannot set aside amounts to get tax-free reimbursements for over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and antacids (2010 is the last year that FSAs can be used for nonprescription drugs).

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