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andlaw
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We have a second, private HSA to which we make after-tax contributions. We received a 5498-SA for that account. Are contributions to that account deductible; if so, how?

We have two HSA accounts--one through my husband's employer, and one from a former employer that we contribute to personally with after-tax dollars.  For the first account through the employer, we received a1099-SA, which was simple to enter into TurboTax 2018.  For the second account, we received only a 5498-SA showing our contributions (we did not take any distributions from the second, private account in 2018).  Are contributions to the second, private account deductible; if so, how do we enter that information?


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BMcCalpin
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We have a second, private HSA to which we make after-tax contributions. We received a 5498-SA for that account. Are contributions to that account deductible; if so, how?

You are eligible to contribute to as many HSAs as you happen to have, but note that the annual HSA contribution applies to all the HSAs in the aggregate. That is, the sum of all contributions (from your husband's employer, both of you, the mailman, anybody) to your HSAs together must be less or equal to your annual HSA contribution limit ($6,900 if your husband has Family coverage in the HDHP).

When you make the entries into TurboTax about your husband's HSA (if indeed he is the owner of both of them), answer as if you have only one HSA. The employer contribution from the W-2 will flow in automatically, and then on the screen "Let's enter [name]'s HSA contributions" (see below), enter the direct contributions that you made to the second HSA on the second line as a "personal" contribution.

So long as you do not exceed the annual HSA contribution limit, you are free to contribute to both HSAs.

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BMcCalpin
Level 13

We have a second, private HSA to which we make after-tax contributions. We received a 5498-SA for that account. Are contributions to that account deductible; if so, how?

You are eligible to contribute to as many HSAs as you happen to have, but note that the annual HSA contribution applies to all the HSAs in the aggregate. That is, the sum of all contributions (from your husband's employer, both of you, the mailman, anybody) to your HSAs together must be less or equal to your annual HSA contribution limit ($6,900 if your husband has Family coverage in the HDHP).

When you make the entries into TurboTax about your husband's HSA (if indeed he is the owner of both of them), answer as if you have only one HSA. The employer contribution from the W-2 will flow in automatically, and then on the screen "Let's enter [name]'s HSA contributions" (see below), enter the direct contributions that you made to the second HSA on the second line as a "personal" contribution.

So long as you do not exceed the annual HSA contribution limit, you are free to contribute to both HSAs.

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