- The new pre-tax limit for the 2019 tax year is $265.00 for transit, vanpools, and qualified monthly parking (see p. 17).
- Compliance Advisory issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
- Want to know the impact of Tax Reform on Commuter Benefits? (1) Employees can continue set aside pre-tax salary to pay for transit, vanpooling and parking. (2) Employers can no longer write off their expenses tied to subsidizing transit or parking. (3) Employers can continue to offer a bike subsidy, but that subsidy would be considered taxable income for employees. For more information on the changes to commuter benefits, please see this update.
- Air District begins stepped-up enforcement of the Bay Area Commuter Benefits program
- Governor and State Legislature Make the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Permanent
- Report to the California Legislature
This employer has selected Option #1, allowing employees to exclude their transit or vanpool cost from taxable income. This employer also has the following secondary measures (which are not required) available to employees:
- Employer-Specific Carpool Match Service
- Secure, On-Site Bicycle Parking
The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program is a partnership of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, managing employer outreach for the Program, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, developer of Regulation 14, Rule 1: Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program and managing compliance for the Program.