California - HSA Contribution by Employer Code on Form W-2

Employer contributions to your Health Savings Account are reported on Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, Box 12 with a code "W." An amount entered here will flow to Line 7, Column C of California Schedule CA. The amount is then added to the income total on Line 16 of California Form 540.

See Form W-2 - Entering in Program.

To enter employer contributions for California:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Wages and Salaries in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Wage income reported on Form W-2.
  3. Click + Add Form W-2 to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.
  5. On the screen titled W-2: Enter Taxpayer's/Spouse's information, select "W - Employer contributions to your Health Savings Account" from the Box 12 - Letter code drop-down, enter the Box 12 - Amount, then click Continue.

Additional Information

Per the California Instructions for Schedule CA (540):

Employer health savings account (HSA) contribution. Enter the amount of any employer HSA contribution from federal Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, box 12, code W on line 1, column C.

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