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If an employee has a DCB- Flex Spending Account and does not use the entire amount of this pre tax benefit then is this taxable amount reflected in Box 10 of his W2?

Level 2
For example, he had  a pre-tax deduction of $2,500 in his FSA.  He spend $2,000 of it then should $500 appear in Box 10 of his W2?
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Level 15
Level 15

$2500 would be in Box 10, then they show the child care expenses of $2000 on the tax return and the additional $500 that wasnt used for child care, gets added back to income.

Level 13

What happened to the other $500?  Most employers allow a 2 1/2 month grace period.  If it was carried over or forfeited, see the instructions for 2441 box 14.

I've seen a lot of these administrated poorly so if he got the $500 out of the plan without submitting receipts then it would be taxable income.  If the $500 came out of the paycheck but was either carried over to 2020 or forfeited you subtract it out in box 14.