LASIK Savings Calculator

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is one of the most versatile yet underutilized benefits offered today.

An FSA is a benefit, offered by employers, that allows their employees to pay for eligible health care expenses, such as LASIK, with pre-tax dollars. Use TLC’s simple FSA Savings Calculator to find out how much you can save by using your FSA to pay for LASIK. Enter your income, tax filing status, and your FSA contribution amount below to see how a flexible spending program can save you on the cost of LASIK.

$ Enter annual gross household income.
$ Maximum FSA contribution amount is $2,500 in 2013.

With Spending Account

Without Spending Account

Annual Income:

$50,000.00

$50,000.00

Money for LASIK put into FSA:

$2,500.00

$0.00

Taxable Income:

$47,500.00

$50,000.00

Estimated Federal Withholding:

$8,298.75

$8,923.75

Estimated FICA:

$3,633.75

$3,825.00

LASIK Expenses (non-FSA):

$0.00

$2,500.00

Net Income:

$35,567.50

$34,751.25

Your tax savings will be approximately

$816.25 That's a savings of 33%!

*Actual FSA savings will vary based on your individual tax situation.

Please be advised that these projections are only estimates of tax information and should not be assumed to be tax advice. Be sure to consult a tax advisor to determine the appropriate tax advice for your situation. Please contact your employer's benefits representative if you have questions concerning how your employer's plan offering works, or with questions regarding whether specific types of expenses are covered under it. Carefully plan for expenses as any unused funds will be forfeited following the end of your plan year.