Which benefits are typically pre-tax?

Here's a list of benefits that are typically deducted from employees before taxes are calculated:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • 401(k)
  • Commuter Benefits (Parking and Transit) can either pre-tax or post-tax, so a full set (Transit Pre-tax, Transit Post-tax, Parking Pre-tax, Parking Post-tax) should be created.

In Zenefits, medical/dental/vision insurance and HSA/FSA plans are eligible Section 125 cafeteria plans that can have pre-tax deductions. In most case, these plans are pre-tax. Learn more.

Please contact your company's tax advisor for advice on determining the taxability of specific deductions as pre-tax or post-tax. To set-up pre-tax  or post-tax deductions, please contact your payroll provider. 

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