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Understanding IRS Form 8889

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 8889 is used to report HSA contributions, compute the HSA deduction for federal income tax purposes, report distributions from an HSA, and figure amounts you must include in income and additional tax owed when an individual does not use the account according to tax rules.

You’ll find a description of the key fields below. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for more information about HSA tax forms and filing. For complete instructions, visit

Line 2 — Direct contributions, not employer or pre-tax contributions

Line 9 — W-2 box 12W amount

Line 14a — IRS Form 1099-SA box 1 amount

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