Frequently Asked Questions

My spouse is also offered a Dependent Care FSA at work. Can we each elect the maximum amount allowed under our respective Dependent Care FSA plans?

No. The maximum amount allowed under a Dependent Care FSA is a household limit set by the IRS for a calendar year. You can each elect a Dependent Care FSA at your respective workplaces, but the total dollar amount for your household is limited to the smallest of the following amounts:

  • $5,000 if single or if married and filing jointly; $2,500 if married and filing a separate return.
  • Your earned income.
  • The earned income of your spouse.

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