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PPE Considered a Deductible Medical Expense

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Personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes used to prevent the spread of COVID-19, can be deducted as a medical expense when filing taxes, according to the IRS. Amounts that are not covered by insurance can be deducted if the total medical expenses exceed 7.5% of adjusted gross income.

COVID-19 PPE can also be paid for or reimbursed under medical flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), and health savings accounts (HSAs). But if one of these accounts is used for this purpose, it will not be considered a deductible medical expense.

Group health plans (including health FSAs and HRAs) can be amended pursuant to the announcement to provide for reimbursements for COVID-19 PPE incurred for any period beginning on or after January 1, 2020, if certain requirements are satisfied.

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