How much can I contribute to employees' dependent care FSAs?

Unlike Medical FSAs, your contributions to Dependent Care FSAs count towards employees' annual limit. The annual limits in 2019 allow you to contribute:

  • $0 to $ 5000 to employees who are single or married, filing jointly, and
  • $0 to $ 2500 for employees who are married filing seperately.

Unlike your Medical FSA contributions, employees will receive the full amount of your Dependent Care contribution, regardless of how much they contribute. When employees enroll in their own Dependent Care FSA, they'll be able to choose whether to contribute an additional amount up to the limit. Learn more. Dependent Care FSAs are funded as the contributions are placed into the account. They are not frontloaded like the Medical Care FSA.

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