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Eligible Dependent Care FSA Expenses

Dependent Care FSA funds can be used on care for qualified dependents that assist an employee in working or looking for work.

For a comprehensive list of eligible expenses in addition to what makes a dependent “qualified” See IRS Publication 503

Examples of eligible expenses:

  • After-School care, Pre-school, day care, or babysitters for children under 13 are typically eligible expenses

  • Care for an adult dependent that meets the criteria of qualified dependent

Examples of ineligible expenses:

  • A babysitter while the parent goes to dinner

  • Overnight camps

  • Tuition for schooling Kindergarten and above

  • Meal fees, late fees, or anything not directly related to care

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