Dependent Care FSA - Human Resources at Ohio State

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

A Dependent Care FSA allows you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible dependent care expenses for your qualified dependents. Eligible dependent care expenses are those incurred to allow you (and your spouse, if married) to work, look for work or attend school as a full-time student. Examples of eligible expenses may include child care facility fees, before-school and after-school care or local day camp. Review a comprehensive list of eligible expenses

You can contribute anywhere from $250 up to $5,000 annually, per family, to a Dependent Care FSA.

Note: Dependent Care accounts cannot be used to reimburse a dependent’s health care expenses.

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Dependent Care FSA Details

Eligible dependent care expenses are those incurred to allow you (and your spouse, if married) to work, look for work or attend school as a full-time student. Examples of eligible expenses may include child care facility fees (excluding lunches, transportation and educational services), before-school and after-school care, local day camp, in-home babysitting fees (income must be claimed by your care provider), nursery school and preschool (preschool expenses are eligible if the amount paid for schooling cannot be separated from the cost of care). Review a comprehensive list of eligible expenses

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