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Subject: What's the real HSA contribution deadline? Date: 12/10/2007 1:35 AM
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Greetings, I am starting a new thread in hopes of highlighting this question: Will the real HSA contribution deadline please stand up?

In the thread on this board, about a week ago, titled Unemployed tax planning by yacman
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=26154390
the question arose about timelines and deadlines for making an HSA contribution.

TMFPMarti answered in post http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=26154557 as follows:

Another question regarding my HSA. Can I contribute to this account for 2007 as late as April 15th next year, or do I have to mail in a check before December 31st?

No extended time for this one.


And then aj485 followed up with her reply in post http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=26154562 :

Another question regarding my HSA. Can I contribute to this account for 2007 as late as April 15th next year, or do I have to mail in a check before December 31st?

HSA contributions must be made during the calendar year. You do not have until April 15 of the following year to fund them.


Here is my question/concern: I was looking over Pub 969 (still 2006 in the IRS website) and on page 6, I find the following information:

When To Contribute You can make contributions to your HSA for 2006 until April 17, 2007.

Now, I am aware this is the 2006 publication but I did not see anything in the “Changes for 2007” section that suggested that the contribution deadline was 12/31 of the current year rather than tax day of the following year (as it is for IRA’s for instance). So I am hoping for the best in that it would be great if the answer really were a 4/15/08 deadline for 2007 HSA contributions rather than a 12/31/07 deadline. Can anyone elaborate further? Thanks deeply for your quick replies.

xraymd
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