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Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

 
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Employee Tax Expert

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

Unfortunately, from time to time Federal and State FORMs have to be revised and approved.  This is a dynamic process and we aggressively pursue it.  At this point the target date for almost all forms is 02/12/2020.

Included are LINKs both for the Federal and State FORM status

 IRS forms availability table for TurboTax individual (personal) tax products

Select your situation below to locate your 2019 form or schedule.

 

From <Federal FORM availability>

 

State forms availability table for TurboTax individual (personal) tax products

Select your situation to locate your 2019 form.

 

From <State FORM Availability>

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Returning Member

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

Thanks John, but if the form isn't ready, then why do I continue to receive emails from TurboTax saying the form is ready.  Must be a glitch somewhere.

Employee Tax Expert

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

There may be a different issue.  You may have to clear your Cache & Cookies.  This has frequently caused problems with the loading of forms.

Please refer to this link as a guide to clear Cache & Cookies:

Clear Cache & Cookies

 

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Returning Member

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

The IRS site shows that the form is available, however the TurboTax software shows 'available soon'.  Clearing Cache hasn't helped.  

Returning Member

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

and... the TurboTax site says the form IS available.

 
 
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Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

Form 8889 for the primary and secondary taxpayer are both available.  Please see IRS forms availability table for TurboTax individual (personal) tax products. 

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Returning Member

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

I guess I'll have to call in for help.  The app still says form available soon.  When I check for updates, system says I'm up to date.

Employee Tax Expert

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

What version of the software are you using? Are you using online/mobile or desktop version?

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Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

I'm still having this issue and using the windows version on my desktop, any ideas??

Employee Tax Expert

Email says Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) (Spouse) is ready. TurboTax app saying not ready. Why?

@jkuehn

 

Form 8889 has been available for months. Apparently, your copy of TurboTax is failing to recognize that it needs to be updated.

 

Please try the following:

 

  • re-install your Windows software (this will not affect your tax return if you have closed TurboTax first)
  • see this FAQ to learn how to manually update the Windows software
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