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IRS Releases Annual Tax Inflation Adjustments

November 15, 2021 | Blog
By Bailey Finney

The IRS has released (Rev. Proc. 2021-45) the annual tax inflation adjustments for 2022. An extensive list of the updates can be found in the Rev. Proc., but see the table below for an overview of important items and a comparison to the 2021 amounts:

 

 

2022

2021

Standard Deduction

$25,900 (married filing jointly)

$12,950 (single)

$12,950 (married filing separately)

$19,400 (head of household)

$25,100 (married filing jointly)

$12,550 (single)

$12,550 (married filing separately)

$18,800 (head of household)

Alternative Minimum Tax Exemption

$75,900 with phase out beginning at $539,900.

For joint filers, the exemption is $118,100 with phase out beginning at $1,079,800.

$73,600 with phase out beginning at $523,600.

For joint filers, the exemption is $114,600 with phase out beginning at $1,047,200.

Earned Income Tax Credit Maximum

$6,935

$6,728

Monthly limitation on qualified transportation fringe benefit and qualified parking

$280

$270

Limit on employee salary reductions for contributions to health flexible spending accounts 

$2,850 ($570 maximum carryover amount) 

$2,750 ($550 maximum carryover amount) 

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

$112,000

$108,7003

 

Lifetime exclusion for estate and gifts

$12,060,000

$11,700,000

Annual gift exclusion

$16,000

$15,000

Top marginal rates

37% with income over $539,900 (single)

 

37% with income over $647,850 (married filing jointly)

37% with income over $523,600 (single)

 

37% with income over $628,300 (married filing jointly)

Section 179 Limit

$1,080,000, reduced by the amount the cost exceeds $2,700,000

$1,050,000 reduced by the amount the cost exceeds $2,620,000

QBI (199A)

$340,100 threshold (married filing jointly)

$170,050 threshold (married filing separately)

$170,050 threshold (all other returns)

$329,800 threshold (married filing jointly)

$164,925 threshold (married filing separately)

$164,900 threshold (all other returns)

Section 448 limit (also determines exemption from Sec. 163(j) interest deduction limits)

$27,000,000

$26,000,000

Excess business loss limits

$270,000 ($540,000 for joint returns)

$262,000 ($524,000 for joint returns)

Penalty for failure to file S Corporation & Partnership returns

$220 per month, per K-1

$210 per month, per K-1


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