On November 9, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2021-45, which increases the health flexible spending account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit from 2021, which is $2,850, for plan years beginning in 2022. Thus, for health FSAs with a carryover feature, the maximum carryover amount is $570 (20% of the $2,850 salary reduction limit) for plan years beginning in 2022. The Revenue Procedure also contains the cost-of-living adjustments that apply to dollar limitations in certain sections of the Internal Revenue Code.
Qualified Commuter Parking and Mass Transit Pass Monthly Limit
For 2022, the monthly limits for qualified parking and mass transit are $280 each (which is a slight increase from 2021).
Adoption Assistance Tax Credit Increase
For 2022, the credit allowed for adoption of a child is $14,890 (up $450 from 2021). The credit begins to phase out for taxpayers with modified adjusted gross income in excess of $223,410 and is completely phased out for taxpayers with modified adjusted gross income of $263,410 or more.
Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) Increase
For 2022, reimbursements under a QSEHRA cannot exceed $5,450 (single) / $11,050 (family), an increase of $150 (single) / $350 (family) from 2021.
Reminder: 2022 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits
Earlier this year, the IRS announced the inflation adjusted amounts for HSAs and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Those limits can be reviewed here.