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Missed deadline to open a Dependant care FSA

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:58 pm
by Figuring_it_out
Enrollment period closed before we realized we could use a dependent care FSA. The attraction of course is to pay for daycare expenses with pretax dollars. This year we will have >5K dollars in dependent care eligible care. Is there a way to claim these expenses on next years taxes and get a tax deduction so effectively it is the same as having a DC_FSA.

Is it possible to open a dependent care FSA mid year or outside my employer?

Re: Missed deadline to open a Dependant care FSA

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:34 am
by nerdymarketer
I know that once enrolled, it is possible to change the election amount mid-year. Typically this is easier than other FSAs, such as health, because you only need to substantiate a change in daycare costs.

However, I do not know whether this requires you to be already enrolled or if you can enroll late.