Dependent Care
Eligible Expenses

The following items are dependent care eligible expenses.

Child Care Expenses

  • After school programs
  • Au Pair
  • Babysitting (work related, in your home or someone else's home)
  • Babysitting by your relative who is not a tax dependent (work-related)
  • Before or after school programs
  • Child care
  • Dependent care (while you work, to enable you to work, or look for work)
  • Extended care (supervised program before or after regular school hours)
  • Housekeeper who cares for child (only portion of payment attributable to work-related child care)
  • Nanny
  • Nursery school
  • Payroll taxes related to eligible care
  • Pre-school
  • Registration fees (required for eligible care, after actual services are received)
  • Sick child care
  • Summer day camp
  • Transportation to and from eligible care (provided by your care provider)

Elder Care Expenses

  • Adult day care center
  • Custodial elder care (work-related)
  • Elder care (while you work, to enable you to work, or look for work)
  • Elder care (in your home or someone else's)
  • Senior day care
  • Transportation to and from eligible care (provided by your care provider)
  • Dependent Care FSA FAQsCalculate Your Potential Savings


Real Stories. Real Users.

Eli

From DC

“In the past two years I have had to have significant dental work done to correct bone and tooth loss that was occurring in my upper jaw. Since my dental plan was good, but not unlimited, I loaded up my FSA with the maximum amount, and I am really glad I did because I had more than $3,000 in dental fees beyond what my plan covered. ”

Annual Savings: $2000

Read more about how real people use their pre-tax benefits.