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Eligible Dependent Care Expenses

A Dependent Care FSA is the smart way to help pay for eligible dependent care expenses. Here is a list of those expenses.

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Eligible Dependent Care Expenses
Expense Type

Eligible

Ineligible

Description

Activity Fee

 

See Indirect Expenses.

Adult Daycare

X

The cost of adult daycare is reimbursable, if the following conditions are met: 1)The person must be a qualifying person for the FSA participant;   2)Expenses cannot be attributable to medical care; and 3)The qualifying person must regularly spend at least eight hours each day in the participant’s home.  Also see Convalescent home; In-home care; and Relative, amounts paid to.

After-School Care

X

The cost of after-school care (i.e., following the end of the school day) is reimbursable. The primary purpose must be for care of the child and not for education.  Also see Before-school care; Tuition, kindergarten or higher; and Tuition, preschool or nursery, Indirect fees.

Agency Fee

See Indirect Expenses.

Application Fee

See Indirect Expenses.

Au pair X

Amounts paid to an au pair are reimbursable.  This includes contract fees, background fees, up-front fees as long as the agency requires them and the Au pair has been hired.  Note: Prepaid fees are pro-rated through out the contract period.  Also see Employment taxes; Indirect expenses; Nanny; and Room and board.

X

Durable goods (for ex., furniture, etc.) for the au pair's use are not reimbursable.

X Transporting costs for au pair/nanny and child to accompany the participant on a business related trip are not eligible expenses.
X Transporting costs of an au pair/nanny into the country or to your home are not eligible.

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