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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 T. Dobyns


President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS 

Jeffrey T. Dobyns

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS

Beyond crunching numbers and investment strategies, at SageSpring, we’re about building relationships. When you encounter Founder & President of SageSpring, Jeff Dobyns, it’s easy to understand why this is at the very heart of who we are as a firm. You won’t find stuffy formalities with Jeff; instead, you can expect to find him sharing a warm smile, communicating a compelling vision, or patiently untangling life’s complex challenges with clients. He believes in truly getting to know clients, understanding their aspirations and priorities, and navigating their financial plans with a tailored, comprehensive approach. Our team members have often been caught taking notes on Jeff’s effortless relationship skills from a distance, and we admire them for striving to learn from one of the best. 

Jeff’s financial expertise and wisdom are the perfect match to his innate people skills. Jeff holds the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChLU®) designations, and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for more than two decades. 

His dedication extends beyond the office to the boardroom and the local community, where Jeff is passionate about giving back. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. Jeff also serves on the board of Send Musicians to Prison, which shares hope, healing and restoration with the imprisoned through musicians & artists. Jeff actively supports other initiatives in the community by sitting on the board of The Signatry of Middle Tennessee and the Halftime Institute of Nashville. 

Witnessing his four children, Gracyn, Hunter, Tanner, and Logan, excel on the field is almost just as rewarding, if not more, than celebrating the victories of seeing his clients overcome obstacles and build wealth. Spending weekends boating on the lake, hiking mountain trails, and fishing with his family are the moments Jeff cherishes most. It’s this grounded perspective that reveals the true meaning of wealth for Jeff: not just numbers on a page, but the freedom to create experiences that enrich your life and the lives of those you love. When you choose the Dobyns McMillin Wealth Team, you choose more than financial expertise. You choose a partner who champions your dreams, celebrates your victories, and walks besides you on the path to achieving your unique goals.

**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.