Abortion and Taxes: What Happens Now Without Roe v. Wade?

See how abortion-related medical expense deductions, HSA and FSA payments, employer-provided travel, and charitable contributions will be handled now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.

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There's almost always a tax angle whenever you face a major turning point in life, even if it seemingly has nothing to do with taxes. That's because taxes are always lurking in the background when life's biggest moments arrive. Going to college, getting married (or divorced), buying a home, retiring, and even dying – they all can impact your taxes. So, it should come as no surprise that there are even potential income tax implications for women who make the difficult decision to have an abortion. But now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, new questions are popping up about those abortion-related tax consequences.

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.