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Over contributing to HSA for 2023


At the start of 2023, I was employed with Company A and had maxed out my annual HSA contributions of $3,850, this is a mix of employer + pre-tax payroll contributions.


I switched jobs in July 2023 and the new employer (Company B) contributed a fixed amount of $500 to my HSA.


I contacted the HSA trustee with Company A and completed a Distribution of Excess HSA Contribution form to withdraw $500 and the interest earned on it. They mailed me a check and I deposited it into my bank account.


I'm just wondering if I will need to contact Company A regarding this excess withdrawal so they can update Box 12 of my W-2 or will the 1099-SA form from the HSA trustee be sufficient for filing my taxes?


Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!

Thank you!

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Over contributing to HSA for 2023

the w-2 s are correct you will indicate through reporting the 1099-SA that the excess was withdrawn


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Over contributing to HSA for 2023

Thanks for the response!


Just to confirm, all the of the Box 12 on my W-2 forms collectively will sum up to more than the annual limit of $3,850, but my 1099-SA will show that I withdrew the excess amount along with the interest. Then I will just need to report this excess amount as normal income and pay taxes on it?

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Over contributing to HSA for 2023

Because the excess was not returned to the employer, each employer must report with code W in box 12 of the W-2 the actual amount they deposited into the HSA.


When 2023 TurboTax indicates that you have an excess contribution of $500, you'll indicate that you will "withdraw" the $500 of excess contribution by the filing deadline.  TurboTax will include the $500 on line 8f of your 2023 Schedule 1, indicating that you had the $500 excess returned.


When you enter the code-2 2023 Form 1099-SA, TurboTax will also include the interest shown in box 2 of the Form 1099-SA on line 8f of your 2023 Schedule 1.

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