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IRS Offers Guidance and Flexibility for Employee Benefit Plans

The Internal Revenue Service today released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for healthcare flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and allow taxpayers to make mid-year changes. The guidance issued today addresses unanticipated changes in expenses because of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus […]

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IRS Announces 2020 Contribution Limits for Health Care FSAs and Qualified Transportation Plans

Today, the Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2020 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes (generally referred to as cost-of-living increases).  Revenue Procedure 2019-44 provides details about these annual adjustments. The 2020 tax items of greatest interest to our clients that are […]

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IRS Announces 2019 Contribution Limits for Health Care FSAs and Qualified Transportation Plans

Today, the Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2019 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes (generally referred to as cost-of-living increases).  Revenue Procedure 2018-57 provides details about these annual adjustments. The 2019 tax items of greatest interest to our clients that are […]

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The IRS weighs in on HCFSA Carryover and Reimbursement Mistakes

A.  IRS Provides Guidance on Correcting Health Care FSA Reimbursement Mistakes.  The IRS has released a Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) memorandum that provides guidance on correcting HCFSA payments for expenses that are not properly substantiated or are later determined to be ineligible for reimbursement (improper payments). Issues addressed include whether the correction procedures for improper […]

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The IRS has relaxed PPACA’s $2500 HCFSA cap for non-calendar year HCFSAs

Yesterday the IRS provided some relief for non 1/1 HCFSA plans.   Under current law there is no dollar-limit-cap on HCFSAs.  However, since HCFSAs contain a “uniform coverage provision”, meaning that the entire annual election is made available on the first day of the plan year, employers self-regulate their HCFSAs caps.  Employers that are worried about […]

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