The IRS has established a special web page to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The web page will be updated as new information becomes available.
For health information about the COVID-19 virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.coronavirus.gov). Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus.
Additionally, the IRS this week advised that high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) can be used to pay for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related testing and treatment, without jeopardizing their status.
This also means that an individual with an HDHP that covers these costs may continue to contribute to a health savings account (HSA).
As stated in Notice 2020-15, health plans that otherwise qualify as HDHPs will not lose that status merely because they cover the cost of testing or treatment of COVID-19 before plan deductibles have been met.
As in the past, any vaccination costs continue to count as preventive care and can be paid for by an HDHP.
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