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Am I required to reimburse myself from my HSA in the same year I have a medical expense?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008 by WPJ

No; An account beneficiary may defer to later taxable years distributions from HSAs to pay or reimburse qualified medical expenses incurred in the current year as long as the expenses were incurred after the HSA was established. Similarly, a distribution from an HSA in the current year can be used to pay or reimburse expenses incurred in any prior year as long as the expenses were incurred after the HSA was established. Thus, there is no time limit on when the distribution must occur. However, to be excludable from the account beneficiary’s gross income, he or she must keep records sufficient to later show that the distributions were exclusively to pay or reimburse qualified medical expenses, that the qualified medical expenses (IRS Notice 2004-50)

Am I required to take the money out of my HSA at a specific age?

There is no maximum balance limitation. There is no mandatory disbursement age. The account is yours for life. It continues to grow for as long as you have it.