To help you plan the amount of your DCAAccount contribution, use this worksheet. You may want to look at what you spent on dependent care last year before making your decision.
If you are enrolling during the open enrollment period, use the chart below to estimate your expenses for the 2017 calendar year. If you are joining the program during the year (that is, after the open enrollment period is over), use the chart to estimate your expenses for the remainder of the calendar year. Remember that your calculated amount cannot exceed the calendar year limits established by the IRS.
IRS regulations state that whether an expense is eligible or not will depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case.
Most transportation costs are not eligible for reimbursement. Transportation costs may be reimbursable if the services are needed to transport dependents to their care provider (such as bus or van services, or other contractual arrangements) and the costs are paid directly to the care provider as part of the fee for care. Consult your tax advisor if you need assistance regarding your specific situation.