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Dependent Care FSA

If my husband and I work for different agencies, are we allowed to take out a dependent care fsa at both jobs for $5,000 each?

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SusanC6
Employee Tax Expert

Dependent Care FSA

No.  Married couples are generally limited to a $5,000 total dependent care FSA contribution between both spouses per calendar year.

 

Married couples should coordinate their dependent care FSA election with their respective employer to ensure they do not exceed the $5,000 maximum.

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Dependent Care FSA

If we file separately, would that allow for the $5,000 each? 

SusanC6
Employee Tax Expert

Dependent Care FSA

No.  The limit for married couples filing separately is $2,500 each.

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