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Whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer or doing your own taxes for the first time, this is your place to learn and share. Here you’ll find information and resources for using H&R Block’s online and software DIY solutions. You’ll also find links to more information to assist you on your DIY journey.

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Pioneer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-05-2017

HSA Catch Up Contribution

I am 50 and my wife is 58. We have one HSA account in my name. Our insureance is through my work. Since she is over 55 we contributed $6750 + $1000 to catch up. Is this correct? When I enter $7750 as my contribution the the software says we have $1000 excess contribution.

 

Help please.

 

Tax Pro
Posts: 5,615
Registered: ‎02-23-2016

Re: HSA Catch Up Contribution

Hi pkdeb,

 

Welcome to the H&R Block community.

 

So the reason why the software is showing excess contributions is because this HSA is not in your wife's name.  In order to make the catch-up contribution she would have to be the account holder.  Your figures are correct though.

 

If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.

 

Louis,
Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)

Pioneer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-05-2017

Re: HSA Catch Up Contribution

Thank you Louis. You say my figures are correct. So, does that mean we can contribute $7750 even though the software says it is excess? In other words, it's a bug in teh software?

 

Thanks!