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What happens when you cash out an HSA?

If you cash out a 401k before you're old enough you get a 1099-R. What happens if you cash out an HSA? Do you get a 1099-R or some other sort of 1099?
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Dual coverage and HSAs

Both my wife and I are currently (2015) covered as dependents under our parents' health plans. I'm 100% sure that both plans are HDHPs. I'm currently in open enrollment for my employer, and I want to ...
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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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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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HSA contributions made between January 1st 2019 and April 15th 2019

Which year can they be claimed in? Some background: In Feb 2019 I made a deposit of about $2,000 to my HSA so I would max out the $3,450 HSA limit for 2018 (and reduce tax liability). Unfortunately I ...
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Question on part lll of form 8889

I have HDHP for the whole year 2018 and only has non-taxable contribution (code DD on W2). I also have a small qualified distribution on 2018. Do I leave the part lll blank on form 8889.
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Medical expenses incurred during HSA and later filing

I have past medical expenses that I could not pay with HSA money since I ran out of HSA funds. That is, I maxed out what I could contribute for the year and used it for other medical expenses. I ...
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Withdraw from HSA that should have never existed

I have an HSA that apparently I was ineligible to hold due to the fact that I had a secondary insurance. Only my employer made contributions to it, I did not. My employer is going out of business ...
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Opened HSA that I am not eligle for… How do I get rid of it without getting in trouble?

In order to keep my insurance coverage through my husband's employer I was forced to sign up for my employer's High Deductible Health Plan. My employer knew I was keeping my other coverage but told ...
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Transferred money to HSA but need it back

I transferred money from my checking to my HSA and now I realize I need it back but not for medical expenses. I usually do direct deposits but I needed some of that money for medical because my ...
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HSA contribution max for unmarried dual family coverage under HDHPs

Suppose two unmarried individuals each have independent family coverage HDHPs that provide coverage for both individuals. Irrelevant, but for simplicity, assume this family coverage is free of charge ...
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Is there any limit for Employer contributions in the Health Care Plan?

the contributions of the employer for the Health care plan is 100% or it is combination of both the employee and employer. what is the percentage? and the contributions of the employee is taxable or ...
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Part III of Form 8889 (2014)

I don't understand Part III of Form 8889. I was an "eligible individual" for the entire year of 2014. I believe this requires me to input $3300 on Line 18. Is this correct? I had $297.78 gross ...
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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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Health Management Reimbursement Accounts (HMRAs / HMAs)

I recently heard about an interesting alternative to HSAs called "Health Matching Account Services" ("HMRAs"/"HMAs"). However, most of what I can find out about them is on the very website of their ...
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I accidently signed up for HSA and paid the money back to the state I work for

I accidently signed up for HSA and paid the money back to the state I work for. Yet my W-2 still reported $1798.37 in box 4 for HSA and I rcvd a 5498-SA form for $1194.12, the amount I paid back. I ...
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How to report end of year value of HSA account?

I need to list the HSA account balance as of December 31, 2017. It would seem to be simple to just retrieve from the 1099-SA as it shows the value of the account on that date. Let's say the account at ...
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Spouse Pre-Tax HSA Contribution

My wife and I each have (unrelated) individual insurance through our respective employers, one Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the other Aetna. Because I already have a HDHP with an HSA, she is barred from ...
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I contributed to an HSA in 2014 that was supposed to be for the previous year, but wasn't

When I contributed to my HSA in 2014, it was supposed to be for the year 2013. This wasn't done. Can I correct this? Thanks,
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Can my spouse and I file jointly if I have an HSA and she has an FSA?

My spouse has an FSA account, and I have an HSA account. We are on separate health insurance (mine is eligible for an HSA account). Are we allowed to file jointly or do we have to file separately?
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Penalty for cashing out HSA on permanently leaving the country? [duplicate]

I understand that if you want to cash out your HSA you are expected to pay tax and some penalty on that money. The tax part I understand. But what is this penalty exactly and how much would it be? And ...
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How does an Health Savings Account help in my relative's situation? [duplicate]

I suspect that my relative's situation is not unique. He is 60 years old, living alone, has a full time job that pays 10.15/hour (annual earning about 20,300). His take home pay is about 1300 per ...
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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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Can a custodian refuse prior-year IRA/HSA deposit postmarked April 15?

When switching from a bank to a credit union for an HSA. The old bank had the following text on the DEPOSIT SLIP, which was provided in the envelope together with their VISA debit card: Prior year ...
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Why do most HSA administrators require accountholders to have a minimum amount in their HSA before they can open up an investment account?

I read on an article at Nerdwallet titled 5 Health Savings Account Rules You Need to Know (mirror): Irvine warns that the majority of HSA administrators require the accountholder to have a steep ...
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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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Leaving a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) during the year: can one still fully contribute to one's HSA? [duplicate]

Bob has a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and wants to maximize his contributions to his Health Savings Account (HSA). At some point during the year, Bob changes his health insurance from an HDHP ...
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FSA or Personal HSA

Our employer (a hospital) only offers an FSA. Which recently switched when the insurance company changed. I am having to fight tooth and nail and spend hours submitting forms, phone calls and ...
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Medical Records captured by HSA

The website of my HSA has recently began forcing all this rigmarole for submitting reimbursement claims that has made me nervous about them essentially possessing all this medical history on their ...
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Why does it take “3 to 5 business days” for the trades to execute with Health Equity HSA accounts?

When making a trade with Health Equity HSA account, there is a notification: NOTES: The number of shares or the amount of the trade is only an estimate. The exact amount will depend on the ...
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Switching benefits provider from HSA to FSA. Can I continue to claim the cost of my LASIK surgery?

I joined my current company in January and chose a Kaiser Permanente health insurance plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA), and chose the maximum contribution of $3,450 per year. The contributions ...
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Post-tax HSA contributions above the IRS limit

Through a payroll error this year I over-contributed to my HSA. I know that I am able to request a taxable disbursement for this amount before my filing date. However, I am having difficulty finding ...
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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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Alternatives to VFIAX

I've had some of my HSA invested in VFIAX, an s&p 500 passive fund and also fourth largest fund in the US. My new HSA provider does not offer the fund. On offer are: VSIAX (Small value), VIGIX, ...
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HSA Distribution Reversal Challenges

I had been paying out of network dental providers the full amount on day of service with my Cigna HSA debit card. Then I received checks for the part insurance covers and deposited those in my bank ...
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How can all medical expenses be deducted from taxable income for a business with owner and 1 other employee?

How would I best set things up so as to fully fund my and my employees healthcare and reduce taxable income. I am am considering forming an LLC or S-Corp but don't know the pros and cons in this ...
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Post tax HSA contribution but did not have HDHP for that year

I have an existing HSA but did not have a qualifed HDHP in 2017. I enrolled in a HSA-qualified HDHP for 2018 and made a post-tax contribution to my HSA in January, 2018 but it was applied to 2017. My ...
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Recovering from HSA deposit coded to the wrong year?

On April 15 2015 a family member contributed $3000 to HSA #1, intending it to be coded as a 2014 contribution. It however missed the custodian's 1pm Eastern cutoff time by a few seconds and was coded ...
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Self paid Insurance Premiums and taxes

Currently my employer proivdes a Health Insurance Allowance (which I understand is really just added compensation), but I am wondering if it is possible to somehow shield that money similar to a pre-...
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Can an ESOP employer match contributions to an HSA?

Can an ESOP employer match contributions to an HSA? How can you optimize your HSA?
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What are the upsides and downsides of doing an HSA rollover contribution vs. an HSA trustee-to-trustee transfer in the United States?

In the United States, what are the upsides and downsides of doing an HSA rollover contribution vs. an HSA trustee-to-trustee transfer? I am aware that: one cannot do more than one HSA Rollover ...
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How to report HSA capital loss on California tax returns, Schedule CA 540 form?

How do we report Capital losses on HSA for California State taxes form schedule 540? Do we need to attach Schedule D (of CA)?
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Non Resident alien income tax, moved from F1 to H1B on October 1st

I worked on OPT (F1 visa) in 2016 till September 30th and then moved to H1B. After my research, I found out that I don't pass the substantial presnece test since I was under F1 student visa (OPT) for ...
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Why are some health insurances marked as not HSA eligible but meet the IRS's requirements?

When comparing two different CareFirst plans, they are almost exactly the same (deductible, coverages, etc) however for "HSA" one of the plan says not eligible while the other says eligible. I have ...