IRS Changes Position on HSA Family Limit

04/27/2018 Written by: Patrick Haynes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced relief for taxpayers with family coverage under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) who contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA). For 2018, taxpayers with family coverage under an HDHP may treat $6,900 as the maximum deductible HSA contribution.
As we announced in early March, as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS reduced the maximum deductible HSA contribution for taxpayers with family coverage under an HDHP by $50, to $6,850.
Revenue Procedure 2018-27, released yesterday, announces the relief and allows the $6,900 limitation to remain in effect for 2018. Individuals participating in an HSA generally can change their contribution amounts monthly, therefore anyone who changed their contribution to stay within the reduced $6,850 limit may now want to increase their contributions to reach the higher $6,900 limit for 2018.
For more information about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in Dec. 2017, visit the Tax Reform page on IRS.gov.

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