Federal Income Tax Changes Summary - 2022

Exam Questions: 15
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 104 | Content: 92, Supplemental: 12
NASBA Area of Study: Taxes
Not Acceptable for: N/A
Version: 8135A

Each year, various limits affecting income tax preparation and planning change. Some changes commonly occur each year as a result of inflation indexing, while others occur because of new legislation or the sunsetting of existing law. This course will examine the tax changes affecting 2022 as a result of passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and the inflation-changed limits effective for 2022 that are more significant from the perspective of an income tax preparer. Some context will be supplied, as appropriate, to assist readers in understanding the changes. PLEASE NOTE: course content is similar to that in #8140: 2023 Tax Filing Season Update; therefore, we recommend that you should not take both courses in the same CPE period. This course should NOT be repeated if you ordered the previous version (8135). All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

EA Program Approval Number: ZX34G-T-00475-22-S

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Table of Contents
  • Changes in Various Limits
  • Tax Credit Changes
  • PPACA-Related Tax Changes
  • Changes in Archer MSAs, HSAs, and IRAs
  • 2022 Effect of Pandemic-related Economic Stimulus
  • To identify the individual income tax rate changes affecting taxpayers.
  • To recognize the standard mileage deductions for -
    Use of a personal vehicle for business purposes,
    Use of a personal vehicle to obtain medical care, and
    Charitable use of a personal vehicle
  • To identify the 2022 standard deduction amounts available to taxpayers
  • To recognize the changes made to the alternative minimum tax exemption amount for 2022
  • To identify the tax-free United States savings bond income limits for taxpayers who paid qualified higher education expenses in 2022
  • To recall the tax-deductible premiums for and tax-free benefits received under qualified long-term care insurance contracts
  • To recall the amount of assets that may be passed tax-free at death
  • To identify the qualified business income (QBI) threshold amount
  • To recall the retirement savings contribution credit available to eligible taxpayers
  • To recognize the rules and income limits applicable to eligibility for the earned income credit
  • To identify the adoption credit rules
  • To identify the change effective in 2022 related to the -
    Health flexible spending arrangement contribution limits
    Small business health care tax credit
    Large employer shared responsibility provision
  • To recognize the eligibility rules applicable to Archer MSAs and HSAs
  • To recall how to calculate the maximum contributions that may be made to an Archer MSA
  • To identify the tax treatment rules to contributions to and distributions from Archer MSAs and HSAs
  • To recall how to calculate the traditional IRA tax deduction available to a taxpayer who is an active participant in an employer-sponsored retirement plan
  • To recognize the MAGI limits that apply to a taxpayer's eligibility to make a Roth IRA contribution
  • To identify the American Rescue Plan Act's provisions affecting 2022 tax advice and tax preparation
  • To identify the rules concerning repayment of tax-favored retirement fund distributions expanded under pandemic-related legislation
  • To recall the changes in health savings account (HSA) rules related to first-dollar payment for telehealth and COVID-19 testing and treatment
  • To recognize how to apply the rule changes to qualified improvement property depreciation
  • To recognize the rules related to the exclusion of certain employer payment of student loans

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