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Now I am more confused. What is going on?

Good question.
There are 2 halves to the question.
1> contributions to HSA

Did you put into the tax software that you contributed $2600, as well as your employer putting in $3400?
(Been there - done that - my understanding of the tax software's questions didn't match up with what it really was asking.)


I assume you have an agreement with your employer that you can tell them how much to put in an HSA from your paycheck. And you told them to put in $2600 in 2010.
The way your employer handles it is to report on your W2 that you received $2600 LESS in income, but that THEY put in $2600 into your HSA for you.
I think it's done this way so that the $2600 doesn't show up as income for social security or regular income taxes. I'm not sure. I do know that my employer does it that way.

If this is indeed what shows up on your W2, and you didn't do any other deposit to your HSA, then there was $0 in personal contributions to your HSA - only the $3400 of employer contributions.

2> Distributions from HSA
Did you take anything out of the HSA to pay for medical bills?
You'll need to account for that side as well.



I'd suggest going into forms mode and looking at form 8889 - I think it's a straighforward form once you realize the full $3400 will be an employer's contrib. Then after you've looked at the form, post questions about what you're seeing that you don't understand.
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