The Building Blocks of Commuter Benefits

Whether you are considering setting up a qualified commuter transportation fringe benefit program or you just want to brush up on the basics, this ebook can serve as your essential guide to setting up and carrying out a successful commuter benefit program.

From determining what commuter benefits are eligible for providing tax free to employees to customizing the program for your circumstances, this ebook will guide you through the options available to effectively provide your employees with a commuter benefits program. Employers can leverage employer-provided benefits to yield happier employees, support more sustainable employee commute behavior, and generate tax savings for employees and the employer.

This comprehensive guide includes:

  1. Type of Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits
  2. Tax Free Limits
  3. Tax Savings for Employers and Employees
  4. Tax Benefits of Employee Pre-tax Deductions
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit Rules Regarding Electronic Payment Media (New)
  7. Profiles of Organizations Providing Subsidized Commuter Benefits
  8. Eight Steps to Starting a Commuter Benefit Program as a Pre-Tax Payroll Deduction
  9. Employer Decision-Making Process (New)
  10. Effects of Commuter Benefits on Travel Behavior
  11. Additional Resources
  12. Appendix – A Brief History of Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits
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