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HSA Employer Excess Contribution: W2 vs Other Income?

Form 8889 instructions state that excess employer contributions should be included in income on Form W-2. (Box 1 I assume?) If this is not done, instructions state that excess employer contributions ...
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HSA Contributions without relation to employment

Can I make contributions to my HSA account that I have from an old employer? I still use the account to buy/pay medical stuff. I would like to have a little more money in there when I'm investing with ...
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Deadline for withdrawing excess HSA contributions

Due to changing jobs, I've exceeded by HSA contribution for 2018 by several thousands of dollars. I went to a tax preparer and we've filed form 5329 for tax year 2018 to pay 6% tax on that excess. ...
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Can I open an HSA if on parents health plan but not a tax dependent?

I plan to remain on my parent's health plan until I am 26. The plan is a HDHP and therefore they are able to contribute to an HSA. I know that while I was still a tax dependent I was unable to open my ...
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Can I defer starting Medicare if 65 and on COBRA after a lay-off? (HSA, COBRA, and Medicare)

I turned 65 in February, am still working full-time, and have medical insurance through my company that qualifies me to defer signing up for Medicare. I've been contributing the maximum to my HSA ...
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Credits, Refunds & Reimbursements made prior to April 15th for Prior Year HSA Qual Disbursements

Apr '19: I've recently worked w/ my HSA trustee/custodian (my CU) to correctly code HSA reimbursements transactions in early 2018 for HSA Qualified Distributions in 2017. Same for 2019/2018. So we ...
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When can one start making contributions to a Health Savings Account for year 2018?

When can one start making contributions to a Health Savings Account for year 2018 (or more generally, any year)? Is it for example January 1, 2018? I read on https://ndtco.com/ira-info/contributions/...
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How do I know whether to classify HSA income as dividend or interest?

I live in California, where the interest and dividends earned in an HSA are taxable. They need to be reported on the Schedule CA (540) on line 2 (taxable interest) and line 3 (ordinary dividends). I ...
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HSA/FSA eligibility and Last Month Rule

Spouse has had an HSA eligible plan but because I had an non-limited FSA throught my employer we had not been able to contribute to the HSA. Last year we decided to get rid of the FSA, the FSA ...
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I overlooked to file Form 8889 (HSA contribution) on my tax return. Should I file an amended return?

I filed a 1040NR-EZ tax return. Only after I mailed it, I realized that I had an HSA which requires Form 8889 and the non-simplified 1040NR to be filed. My W-2 does show a W contribution in Box 12. ...
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Forgot to file form 8889 with HSA self contribution of only $0.01, what's the consequences if I don't file amended return?

I filed a 1040NR-EZ tax return in 2018. later on I realized that I had an HSA opened in 2017 which requires Form 8889 and the non-simplified 1040NR to be filed. my own HSA contribution was $0.01. I ...
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How to determine how much to keep in a health savings account

We are a family of healthy people (30s/40s, kids in elementary/middle school). I've got an automatic contribution for my health savings account. The balance grows and grows. We've barely had a chance ...
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Will changing HSA custodians result in losing investment value?

My HSA custodian was acquired by another custodian, and they're planning to liquidate my investments at the old custodian, and then transferring that into a money market at the new custodian. At that ...
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Opening an FSA with dormant HSA

A long time ago, I opened an HSA account. Now my employer is offering me an FSA account. So long as I don't contribute to the HSA account, can I keep it for later and only contribute to the FSA ...
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If my HSA contributions are already deducted on W2, should I still deduct it from Schedule 1, Line 12?

All of my HSA contributions were made through salary reductions last year, so they already show up on my W2 as such. Thus, if I claim HSA contributions on Line 12 of Schedule 1, it seems like I am ...
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How do I document “cash” disbursements from an HSA?

Fairly simply question here - I had a (HealthEquity) Health Savings Account last year and, due to changing jobs, switched to a traditional plan just before the end of the year. Most of it was fairly ...
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How should pre-tax contributions to an HSA show up on a W2?

How should pre-tax contributions to an HSA account show up on a W2 from an employer? I thought they would show up like 401k or similar but that doesn't appear to be the case. If I made $50K and put ...
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HSA payback possible?

Is it possible to payback my HSA? I used my HSA to pay a medical bill in 2019. I now have the money to pay that bill, and would like to keep my HSA buffed up
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HSA vs. Health Sharing Ministries

Have you seen a comparison of Health Sharing Ministry Plans vs. HDHP plans when the health sharing plan is provided by your employer & HDHP is personal? Is the savings from the employer provided ...
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Why does increasing my W2 HSA contribution in TurboTax INCREASE my tax due?

TurboTax becomes more inscrutable every year. I was looking for where to report my HSA contribution, then realized it already came in on my W2. I have a $6000 line 12, code W (Employer contributions ...
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Tax Calculation for 2019 Self Employed

Currently, I am self employed and I am going to file tax with my spouse. I have below questions on self employment tax. Do I need to pay 15.3 percent social and medicare self employment tax before or ...
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Does an HSA have to be used exclusively for medical expenses

I had an HSA last year. This year I have health insurance through ACA. Does the HSA money have to be used exclusively for medical expenses?
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How are US Health Saving Account (HSA) taxed in Canada for a Canadian citizen, not a US citizen?

The HSA in question is founded while legally working in the US and being a US tax resident. However, I'm thinking of coming back to Canada. Are they just considered as a normal account? Therefore, ...
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Can my employer change my HSA account to a HRA account?

I have a HSA through which my employer gives me $1000 a year. When I turned 65, I decided to bypass Medicare so I could keep my HSA, employer contribution, and my monthly contribution. Now at 67 I am ...
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HSA Contribution Limit Question - Fun Situation

Here is the situation and what I would like to do: My wife and I are on separate HDHP with our respective employers, which means we are eligible for 2 HSA accounts and 2 solo limits for a total of $...
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Can a Health Savings Account be opened two related people?

If a daughter is self-employed (not W2) and sets up a HSA, Is it possible to setup an HSA account in the name of the mother & daughter? The goal is to have the options to pay for in-scope ...
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Can my spouse and I both have HSA's at the same time if I am covered on his health insurance plan?

My husband has a HDHP through his employer which I am covered on, along with our 3 children. He has an HSA plan that he contributes to through his employer in the amount of $200 every two weeks or ...
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Can I use a mistaken HSA distribution towards other expenses rather than put it back in the HSA?

My wife had several doctors appointments between August of 2018 and May of 2019. As it turned out, we pre-paid for appointments that insurance ended up paying for in full. The doctor used the credit ...
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Accidental HSA Contribution to Previous Year

Never previously being eligible for an HSA, I switched to a new health care plan with an HSA effective at the start of 2019. I made a couple of contributions at the beginning of the year. Some time ...
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Past employer wants to sue for over contribution on their part to my HSA. years 2017 and 2018 can they do this?

My previous employer (March of 2019) has discovered that they were paying into my HSA account the amount for a family when I am a single person. This happened in 2017 and 2018, the amount they ...
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Independent contractor self-insured HSA/ACA compliant plan

Without delving into the political motivations behind my intent at why I would want to pursue such a plan, I'm looking for some information regarding setting up a self-funded health insurance plan. ...
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What is a deductible?

New grad just out of college and working at a job that is asking me how much I want to contribute to my HSA. My medical plan deductible is $3,000 and I am a single filer (when it comes to tax) so I ...
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Can we have both HSA and DCFSA

I was covered by my wife's HDHP with HSA plan from her employer with a deductible of 2500 (individual)/5000 (family). We recently became parents of a beautiful baby girl.I want to opt for health ...
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No-Deductible plan or High Deductible HSA plan?

The Company I work for is offering two Insurance options starting this year. One being the No-deductible plan I am currently on, and the other being a 1500$ deductible plan with an HSA that they will ...
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HSA and tax free investing

The below is a quote from another HSA question's comment: I agree. To your point the best course of action would be to max out your HSA contributions, not distribute them even if you can, invest ...
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Will I be Taxed for Switching HSA Providers?

I always thought the HSA provider assigned to me by my employer was my only option, but recently read that I am free to choose my own. If the account has grown beyond the size of my contributions, ...
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Can both spouses claim Family Employer Contribution?

2 spouses (X and Y) with 2 kids (x and y). They both work and both their employers offer HSA plans with Employer Contribution. X works for company XXX that offers 600$ for Employee and 1200$ for ...
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Getting health insurance with the highest deductible and putting the savings in HSA

I'm thinking about getting the highest deductible plan for next year, which would save us a lot of money. With that money, I'm planning to put all the savings (and some more) into our HSA account. We ...
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HSA over-contribution if I lose my job part way through the year

My employer provides my health insurance as part of my compensation and benefits package. It is a qualifying HDHP and as such every year I generally max out my HSA, either through payroll deductions ...
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Moving from individual HDHP to family HDHP, can my wife only contribute to an HSA?

I have had an HSA account that I used to contribute to for my HDHP plan through my employer. This year I am on my wife's HDHP plan through her employer. Does this mean I can no longer contribute ...
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Moving from Family HDHP/HSA, to individual HDHP/HSA and individual FSA?

A similar question was asked here, but in this case they were looking to move to a family plan. Wife has FSA with employer, and my new employer offers an HSA plan. What to do? My situation is my ...
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Contribute IRA money to HSA outside of qualified transfer route?

I live in the US. I will be 59.5 on October 31, 2019. I have a Traditional IRA and an HSA (and coverage under a high deductible health plan, as I believe is required for making HSA contributions). ...
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Health Savings Account without Earned Income

I live in the United States. I have read that you can contribute money to a Health Savings Account even if you are no earned income. It that right? The reason I find it a bit hard to understand is ...
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How to find HSAs?

I just started a new job with a health plan that includes an employer contribution to an HSA. This is my first time ever having an HSA. Until I started looking, I thought an HSA was something that I ...
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Choosing between Tradtional PPO and HDHP with high prescription cost

I have been on some variety of HDHP most years since about 2005. The math has almost always been a no-brainer, particularly at my last place of employment. However, I started with a new employer in ...
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HSA eligibility when with employer plans

My employer offers two health plans: PPO with optional FSA HDHP (high deductible health plan) with an HSA option. The plans have identical coverage, the difference is in the premiums, deductibles, ...
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What is the risk of making post-tax HSA contributions w/o deductions, upon withdrawal?

Consider an employee enrolled in an HDHP with an HSA, and an employer that makes pre-tax contributions. In addition, in later years, while still enrolled in an HDHP, the employee makes personal, post-...
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HSA debit overlaps PreAuthorization

I just checked my HSA account after using my debit card for a bi-annual dental cleaning, and the numbers weren't adding up for my expected balance. The debit card transaction is still pending, but the ...
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Are US HSAs taxable in the UK?

I'm working temporarily in the US, but I'm from the UK. I have a Health Savings Account (HSA), which works similarly to a retirement account (penalties for withdrawals before 65, free thereafter; tax-...
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Co-enrolled in HSA and Non-HSA health plans

I was unemployed for all of 2017. So, during open enrollment for 2018, my girlfriend’s company agreed to put me on her HSA health plan as a domestic partner. She and her company were contributing to ...

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