Tax-Free Benefits with HSAs

Imagine that – tax free benefits come with HSAs. Yes, we said tax FREE. Something free these days is rare. Mind you if you aren’t ready or willing to only open an account and make deposits, it won’t work for you. What are the tax free benefits? Well for one thing, the person(s) opening the account can put money in it and they don’t need itemized deductions; an employer can make tax-free contributions to employees; and employers that have cafeteria plans may let workers contribute untaxed salary by paying a lower salary.

However, just because there are some significant tax free benefits with HSAs doesn’t meant you should just rush right out and get one. Take the time to check them out first before you decide if you want one. No sense getting one if it won’t do you any good.

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