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Dcd
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Will there be an issue if I had a dependent care FSA pretax deduction for my son but am not claiming him this year?

I had $4000 pretax taken from my wages in 2018 but my fiancé and I decided last minute he would actually be claiming our son. Is there going to be a possible issue if I cannot justify the dependent care credit because my son will no longer be on my return. Is there any other form I may need to fill out?
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CynthiaR
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Will there be an issue if I had a dependent care FSA pretax deduction for my son but am not claiming him this year?

If there are no day care expenses being claimed on your taxes then the FSA for $4,000 will be added to your income as taxable income.   Your wages were reduced by the $4,000 so now with this FSA was not used it has to adjust your wages up by that amount.

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CynthiaR
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Will there be an issue if I had a dependent care FSA pretax deduction for my son but am not claiming him this year?

If there are no day care expenses being claimed on your taxes then the FSA for $4,000 will be added to your income as taxable income.   Your wages were reduced by the $4,000 so now with this FSA was not used it has to adjust your wages up by that amount.

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Dcd
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Will there be an issue if I had a dependent care FSA pretax deduction for my son but am not claiming him this year?

Is this automatically done by the TTax software?
CynthiaR
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Will there be an issue if I had a dependent care FSA pretax deduction for my son but am not claiming him this year?

yes it would be automatic
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