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IRS Issues 2017 Health FSA Limit Increase

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The annual limit on Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contributions is adjusted each year for inflation. On October 25, 2016, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2016-55, confirming a $50 increase for 2017 in the health FSA salary reduction contribution limit to $2,600.

The Dependent Care FSA contribution limit remains unchanged from 2016. The monthly maximum benefit for Qualified Parking & Transit expenses also stays the same for 2017.  

Benefit 2017 2016
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  Health FSA Max Election $2,600 $2,500
  Dependent Care FSA Max Election $5,000 $5,000
Transportation Fringe Benefit
  Parking $255/mo $255/mo
  Mass Transit $255/mo $255/mo

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