Frequently Asked Questions

The receipt from my day care provider says “Kindergarten,” but it is really only for after-school care. Will my claim still be approved?

No. IRS regulations are very specific on what expenses are eligible and ineligible for dependent care account (DCA) spending. Regardless of your actual arrangement with your provider, if your documentation/receipts show an expense that is not eligible for DCA spending, your claim will be denied.

If you are unsure if your documentation/receipts meet IRS compliance standards, we highly recommend you have your provider sign your claim form. This will eliminate the need to provide supporting documentation/receipts.