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Health Savings Accounts: How to Reap Tax Breaks in 2023

It’s the new year. That means that as you’re probably settling into your new routines and trying hard to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you may also be starting to think about what’s next: filing your 2022 taxes. And if you’ve got a Health Savings Account (HSA), that means considering your HSA tax advantages, benefits and things to consider. But first, let’s start with the basics:

What Is An HSA?

An HSA is a tax-deductible health savings account that allows you to grow your contributions tax free. Most HSAs are included with certain medical insurance plans (specifically high deductible plans). You can use your HSA to pay for medical expenses, eye care visits (and glasses), dental bills, medicines, and more. 

If you know you have an expensive medical procedure coming your way soon, it may make sense to contribute to an HSA dependent on your individual situation. Not only will you be able to contribute tax-free, you’ll also be able to receive tax benefits at the end of the year. But as always, there’s a catch: Not everyone can open an HSA and there’s yearly contribution limits . . . more on that later.

Quick FAQs About Your HSA

An HSA may be an ideal way to pay for your yearly medical expenses—tax-free. But if you’ve never had one, it comes with a few questions. Here’s some quick FAQ’s to help you get started: 

Am I Eligible For An HSA?

Anyone with a high deductible health plan is eligible to open an HSA account. You also cannot be claimed as a dependent on anyone else’s taxes. That means, you’re either a head of household filer, single, or married filing jointly. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare plan, you won’t be able to take hold of the HSA tax advantages either. 

Does My Health Plan Offer An HSA? 

It all depends on your specific health plan, but more often than not, an HSA is available for those with high deductible health plans (HDHP). For singles with a high deductible health plan, you have to pay an annual deductible of $1,500 with an out-of-pocket max of $7,050.1 And for families, that number grows to $3,000 and $15,000 respectively.2

How Much Can I Contribute in 2023?

Just like with traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, there’s a limit to how much you can actually contribute to your HSA. Here’s what you can expect for 2023:

Individuals: $3,850 | Source: 3

Families: $7,750 | Source: 4

If you’re over the age of 55 and want to “catch up” on your contributions, the IRS allows you to make an extra contribution of $1,000 each year.

Are HSA Contributions Tax Deductible?

Absolutely. When you contribute to your HSA through an employer, they fund your account with pre-tax money. That means that any money you spend from your HSA will be tax-free. But if you decide to fund your account after you get paid, you’ll end up putting after-tax dollars in there. But here’s the best part: you can receive tax advantages or deductions when you contribute after-tax dollars. Just be sure to keep track of any contributions and spending throughout the year. 

If you’re wondering how to get the most out of your HSA, including HSA tax advantages, a SageSpring Wealth Advisor is here to help. We can help you determine your eligibility, help you make sure you’re striving to get the most out of your contributions, and see if you’re due any tax deductions from your 2022 HSA spending. Want to learn more? Contact a financial advisor in your area today. 

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Jeffrey Dobyns
Jeffrey T. Dobyns


President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS 

Jeffrey T. Dobyns

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS

Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals and develop and execute their ongoing, strategic, financial plans.

Jeff earned his finance degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for more than two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of Lykins Financial Group, CPA’s, in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, Jeff moved to Nashville, Tennessee to found SageSpring Wealth Partners in 2002. As its President, Jeff has led SageSpring to remarkable success, holding the distinction of being one of Raymond James’ top independent contractor offices, and a member of its Chairman’s Council*, every year since 2008.

Jeff’s true calling, however, is working directly with clients, helping them plan their financial futures in a manner that aligns with their values and helps provide them with financial confidence. To help meet these goals, Jeff leads the team of Dobyns Wealth Team and also incorporates the expertise of attorneys, accountants and other professionals to provide quality financial, tax and estate planning, and ongoing asset and risk management.

As independent advisory businesses, neither SageSpring Wealth Partners nor Dobyns Wealth Team hold any assets on behalf of clients, with such custodial and brokerage services being provided by Raymond James. As a leader in wealth management, Raymond James has an exemplary reputation and today serves more than $930 billion in client assets through 8,200 financial advisors worldwide (as of 9/30/2020).

In order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the industry, Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner**, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. Jeff is also a participant of the Dave Ramsey SmartVestor program.

Jeff’s work and personal life are both guided by his faith and the Christian principles of honesty, generosity, compassion, and integrity. Accordingly, Jeff devotes considerable time and resources to a number of causes, including serving as a board member of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. He is also on the advisory board of The Signatry of Middle Tennessee, which works with families to increase their charitable giving to their favorite causes. Additionally, Jeff is on the advisory board for Halftime Institute, an organization that coaches marketplace leaders to discern and engage in their life purpose. Lastly, Jeff serves on the board of the Legacy Center of Nashville, a collaboration of independent coaching resources. He is a past board member of Porter’s Call, a Nashville charity that provides free counseling for musicians and their families, and the Martha O’Bryan Center, which empowers those in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship.

Jeff and his wife, Amy, are raising their family in Brentwood where they are members of the Brentwood Baptist Church, and their children, Gracyn, Hunter, and twins Tanner and Logan, attend the Christ Presbyterian Academy. For recreation, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.

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