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Is the IRS making the rules or are the companies
with the plans?


The IRS made the rules... but let's make sure you got everything you could from your first employer based on the IRS rules......

You said the child care expenses came while you were at the first job.

If you requested a total of $2400 to be withheld for the year from the first employer, and quit after paying in only $1200.

You are entitled to up to $2400 in child care expenses incurred while working for the first employer, you are NOT limited to $1200.


For those individuals who know they are going to be "downsized" early in the next year, this is a great planning technique for the medical side of the plan... dental, annual physicals, eye glasses, ...
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