FSA 2024 Contributions

During open enrollment season for Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs), the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they may be eligible to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by other health plans through their FSA.

For 2024, there is a $150 increase to the contribution limit for these accounts.

An employee who chooses to participate in an FSA can contribute up to $3,200 through payroll deductions during the 2024 plan year. Amounts contributed are not subject to federal income tax, Social Security tax or Medicare tax.

If the plan allows, the employer may also contribute to an employee’s FSA. If the employee’s spouse has a plan through their employer, the spouse can also contribute up to $3,200 to that plan. In this situation, the couple could jointly contribute up to $6,400 for their household.

For FSAs that permit the carryover of unused amounts, the maximum 2024 carryover amount to 2025 is $640. For unused amounts in 2023, the maximum amount that can be carried over to 2024 is $610.

It’s important for taxpayers to annually review their health care selections during health care open enrollment season and maximize their savings.

Eligible employees of companies that offer a health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) need to act before their medical plan year begins to take advantage of an FSA during 2024. Self-employed individuals are not eligible.