“IRS Announces Change to 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limits” by Sue Peirce, CPA, MTax | Principal – Audit & Assurance
Under the new tax law, Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the annual inflation adjustment factor will be measured by “chained CPI” instead of the traditional Consumer Price Index (CPI). Unfortunately, the first change is a decrease from previously announced amounts.
Changes to HSA Contributions
On March 5, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-18 notifying taxpayers of a reduction to the maximum contribution limit for Health Savings Account (HSA) for calendar year 2018. The new limit for those with family coverage is $6,850. The previous limit had been set at $6,900. The maximum for self-only coverage did not change, and remains at $3,450 for 2018.
The annual limits for Medical Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, and Commuter contributions were not impacted.
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If you currently offer a Health Savings Account option, you will want to ensure that participant contributions for those with family coverage will be adjusted down to the new $6,850 limit for 2018. Even though the change is only a decrease of $50, excess contributions trigger penalties and the excess contribution must be refunded.
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