Encircled icon of a desktop computer monitorEncircled hand hold a mobile device on which the screen shows a check markArrow pointing leftArrow pointing rightAt symbol indicating an email addressInstitution IconMenu IconGo to first page symbolClosed book iconBookmark with tabsEncircled image of a handheld calculatorCalculator IconEncircled monthly calendarCalendar shaped box with checkmarkMonth view of a CalendarCaret DownCaret LeftCaret RightCheckmark on a circlular backgroundCheck mark in a square boxChild IconCircleClock faceClose or Cancel symbolThree cogs enmeshedComment bubbleComment bubbleTwo comment bubbles addressing each other in conversationIcon indicating a database as a stack of circlesEncircled image of a small hand laid atop a larger handDependent Care FSA IconDesktop computer monitor over a circle with a shadowDesktop computer iconEncicled open document folderMoney IconEncircled dollar signUS Dollar symbolDotted Arrow IconEdit IconGo to last page symbolPen with checked checkbox within a circleEnvelope IconExclamation Mark within a Triangular SignEncircled hand holding dollar billsEncircled compassEye IconFacebook LogoEdit IconStar IconFax IconEncircled hand holding a dollar signAdobe Acrobat PDF iconSingle, blank file iconTwo files in a stackLightning bolt symbolEncircled file iconA group of peopleEncircled white crossHealth Care Flexible Spending Account IconHeartbeat IconEncircled "i" characterText file icon symbolizing a paper letterEncircled image of two files, one laid above the otherEncircled icons of a tooth and an eyeLimited Expense Healthcase FSA IconEncircled lightbulbList IconLock IconEncircled megaphoneMedkit IconEncircled chat bubbleMobile phone over a circle with a shadowPause IconEncircled stack of coinsPhone IconPlay IconMouse Pointer IconPrescription SymbolPrinter IconQuestion Mark IconEncircled question markEncircled cloud with download symbolSearch IconSecure EmailSign In IconSign out of this siteSpinning circle indicating a process is activeEncircled starStar IconWrench within a circleTwitter LogoUser Icon with Plus SymbolDownload on the App StoreFSAFEDS LogoGet it on Google PlayUnited States Office of Personnel Management
Close Open Menu

FAQs

Most Popular Questions

Can I have a DCFSA if I receive a child care subsidy from my agency?

Yes, but any combination of DCFSA contributions and child care subsidies cannot exceed $5,000 for the year.

Example 1: Marlene is a federal employee who has one child, age 3. She receives a $3,000 child care subsidy from her agency. She also elects a $2,000 DCFSA through her agency.

$3,000 + $2,000 = $5,000

Marlene is OK. She did not exceed the $5,000 limit.

Example 2: Mary is a federal employee, married to Rick who works for ABC Company. They have two children, ages 4 and 8. Mary receives an annual subsidy of $1,500 and has a $3,000 DCFSA through her agency. Rick receives an annual subsidy of $1,000 from his employer.

$1,500 + $3,000 + $1,000 = $5,500 - exceeding the $5,000 limit by $500

Mary and Rick must reconcile any additional taxes owed on the $500 that exceeded the limit, when they file their annual tax return