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Subject:  Re: HDHP and HSA Question Date:  2/16/2011  9:10 PM
Author:  foo1bar Number:  112312 of 127616

Also, why did my w2 say my employer contibuted $3400 when they only gave me $800 and I contributed $2600?

You didn't contribute $2600.
You took a $2600 pay cut, and they put in an extra $2600 for you.

Then I claim on my return as taxable income.
Only if you took the money out.

Then I say what I spent it on and it is again non taxable?
If you took it out to spend it - yes.

So, what I did not spend I ended up paying taxes on?
Only if you didn't leave it in an HSA account.
(So leave it in the account for next year or year after or ...)
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