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Parental fees clarified (new law)

Published (5/29/2009)
By Patty Ostberg
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Parental fees paid for services for persons with developmental disabilities will be eligible for inclusion as part of an employer’s health care flexible spending account.

Sponsored by Rep. Patti Fritz (DFL-Faribault) and Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville), the law is a clarification requested by the Human Services and Employment and Economic Development departments.

Under the law, all reimbursements must include a notice that the amount is taxable income if the parent paid for the fees through an employer’s account, and parents are responsible for paying taxes on the amount reimbursed.

The law takes effect July 1, 2009.

HF266/SF711*/CH145

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