Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I contribute to a DCA?
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The dependent care account contribution limits are as follows:

  • $5,000 for married individuals filing a joint return or for unmarried individuals; or
  • $2,500 for married individuals filing separately.

Please keep in mind that your maximum DCA contribution cannot exceed your yearly salary (if you are single). If you are married, your maximum DCA contribution cannot exceed the lesser of your or your spouse’s salary. For example, if you earn $50,000 per year, but your spouse earns $3,000 per year, then your maximum DCA contribution cannot exceed $3,000. All limits are based on the employee’s taxable year (i.e. calendar year).