125 Plans/Dependent Care Assistance: What expenses are ineligible under a DCA?

These items are never eligible for tax-free purchase with DCA funds:

  • Expenses for children 13 and older
  • Care provided by a relative that lives in your household or your dependent under age 19
  • Educational expenses including kindergarten or private school tuition fees
  • Amounts paid for food, clothing, sports lessons, field trips, and entertainment
  • Care for dependent while sick employee stays home
  • Overnight camp expenses
  • Registration fees
  • Transportation expenses
  • Late payment fees
  • Advanced payments
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