Many people were unable to use the money they set aside in their dependent care assistance programs in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic. Under these plans, employees set aside pre-tax wages and their expenses are reimbursed from the dependent care assistance program.
Carryovers of this money is generally not permitted, except for a two-and-half-month grace period.
The 2020 law permitted employers to amend their plans to permit carryovers. The new notice says if the amounts carried over were excludable from income in 2020 or 2012, they will not be taxable in 2021 and 2022.