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lennie1213
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Received an amended w-2 with $0 in the 12b code w box. It was $240 when I filed a couple weeks ago. Will this result in more of a refund or more tax?

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AnnetteB
Intuit Alumni

Received an amended w-2 with $0 in the 12b code w box. It was $240 when I filed a couple weeks ago. Will this result in more of a refund or more tax?

Changing the information in Box 12 with Code W on your W-2 on its own should not affect your tax return at all.

The information in Box 12 with Code W is pre-tax contributions that were made to your Health Savings Account (HSA) through payroll deductions.  Since the money is pre-tax, changing the amount should not affect the bottom line of your tax return.

That being said, you may still need to file an amended return because it will change the information reported on Form 8889 regarding your Health Savings Account.


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AnnetteB
Intuit Alumni

Received an amended w-2 with $0 in the 12b code w box. It was $240 when I filed a couple weeks ago. Will this result in more of a refund or more tax?

Changing the information in Box 12 with Code W on your W-2 on its own should not affect your tax return at all.

The information in Box 12 with Code W is pre-tax contributions that were made to your Health Savings Account (HSA) through payroll deductions.  Since the money is pre-tax, changing the amount should not affect the bottom line of your tax return.

That being said, you may still need to file an amended return because it will change the information reported on Form 8889 regarding your Health Savings Account.


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