IRS Releases Benefit Limits for 2020
Today, the Internal Revenue Service announced in Revenue Procedure 2019-44 the annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions for 2020, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. This Revenue Procedure provides details about these annual adjustments:
There are several benefit limitations for 2020 included:
* The annual dollar limit on employee contributions to employer-sponsored healthcare flexible spending arrangements (FSA) increases to $2,750.
*The amount for the adoption credit or the amount excluded for adoption assistance allowed for an adoption of a child with special needs is increased to $14,300.
*The dollar amount for employee health Insurance expense of small employers is $27,600. This used for the tax credit.
*The monthly limitation for qualified transportation fringe benefit regarding the aggregate fringe benefit exclusion amount for transportation in a commuter highway vehicle and any transit pass is $270. The monthly limit for qualified parking is also $270.
*The limitations regarding eligible long-term care premiums includible in the term “medical care,” are increased as follows:
Attained Age Before the Close of the Taxable Year Limitation on Premiums
|40 or less||$430|
|More than 40 but not more than 50||$810|
|More than 50 but not more than 60||$1,630|
|More than 60 but not more than 70||$4,350|
|More than 70||$5,430|
*The deductible and out-of-pocket limits for “high deductible health plans” for Medical Savings Accounts are as follows:
For self-only coverage, a health plan that has an annual deductible that is not less than $2,350 and not more than $3,550, and under which the annual out-of-pocket expenses required to be paid (other than for premiums) for covered benefits do not exceed $4,750.
For family coverage, a health plan that has an annual deductible that is not less than $4,750 and not more than $7,100, and under which the annual out-of-pocket expenses required to be paid (other than for premiums) for covered benefits do not exceed $8,650
*The dollar total amount of payments and reimbursements for any year under a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) can not exceed $5,250 ($10,600 for family coverage).
For a copy of Revenue Ruling 2019-44 please click on the link below: