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The program fees for an au pair qualify as eligible child care expenses under a DCFSA if it is an expense you must pay in order to obtain care. You must submit supporting documentation that outlines the type of fees incurred in order to receive reimbursement.
Stipends are also eligible, but must be itemized to show the payment to the au pair. Statements from the au pair agency without itemization are not sufficient documentation.
Please refer to IRS Publication 503, "Child and Dependent Care Expenses" (PDF) for more information.