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November 2022

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Update 105-HRAs, MSAs, and FSAs to Allow Over-the-Counter Drugs

Here’s good news. The CARES Act reinstated the ability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to reimburse and deduct the cost of over-the-counter drugs and added a new deduction for menstrual care products.


The changes apply retroactively (yes, retroactively) to amounts paid after December 31, 2019.


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As you likely know, individual taxpayers who itemize their medical tax deductions may not deduct over-the-counter products. Such taxpayers may deduct prescribed drugs only.1


But thanks to CARES Act Section 3702,2 beginning in 2020 and later, HRAs, ... Log in to view full article.

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