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Dependent Care FSA

The Dependent Care FSA allows you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible dependent care expenses. You may set aside up to $5,000 (per household) to reimburse yourself for eligible expenses from July 1 – June 30.  If married, both spouses must work to attend school full-time to use this benefit.  You are responsible for paying taxes on the amount that exceeds the IRS calendar year limit of $5,000 during the tax process. You must re-elect Dependent Care FSA each year or it will automatically terminate.

Eligible expenses may include:

  • Before- and after-school programs for children under age 13
  • Nursery or pre-school tuition
  • Summer day camps
  • Au pairs
  • Sick Child Center
  • Looking for work; expenses incurred while parent seeks employment

Learn more by visiting the Flexible Spending Accounts page.