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Form 8889 may be incorrect on my return.

Line 9 of the form 8889 is showing that employer contributions to the HSA are $xxx and line 2 shows $0.  My wife made all of the contributions to her HSA and the employer made none.  

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Form 8889 may be incorrect on my return.

This is actually correct.

It is an IRS rule that all contributions made by your employer and by you (or her) through a payroll deduction program are called "employer contributions". This is because they are treated the same way (both amounts are removed from Wages in boxes, 1, 3, and 5 on the W-2).

The only contributions that would appear on line 2 would be those contributions that your spouse contributed directly to the HSA outside of her employer.

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