Circular E summarizes the COVID-19-related tax credits and other tax relief on page 2.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers with participants in health and dependent care flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) can amend their plans to allow:
- Participants in health and dependent care FSAs to carry over any unused benefits or contributions remaining in the account from the plan year ending in 2020 to 2021 and also from the plan year ending in 2021 to 2022.
- A 12-month grace period for unused benefits or contributions in health and dependent care FSAs for plan years ending in 2020 or 2021.
- Post-termination reimbursements from health FSAs from unused benefits or contributions for 2020 or 2021 through the end of the plan year in which an employee ceases participation in the plan.
- A midyear change in the election amounts up to the maximum allowable amount for the year for health and dependent care FSAs for plan years ending in 2021.
Reminder on Withholding Tables
The percentage method and wage bracket method withholding tables, as well as the amount to add to a nonresident alien employee’s wages for figuring income tax withholding, are now in Publication 15-T, Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods.