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Savings-Bonds-Alert: Are Savings Bond payroll deductions pre-tax?

Friday, February 04, 2005

Are Savings Bond payroll deductions pre-tax?

If you purchase bonds through payroll deduction at work can the deductions be taken pre-tax? Tom's response Wouldn't it be nice if the amounts you invest in Savings Bonds through a payroll savings plan could be deducted from your income for tax purposes. As you know, other payroll deductions, such as retirement fund and traditional IRA investments, have this benefit. However, Savings Bonds don't. Savings Bond investments are always after-tax, even when purchased through payroll deduction. They do have the same tax-deferral feature as retirement funds and traditional IRAs, but that applies to the earnings, not the original investment.


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