In January, the existing parking and transit commuter benefits became unequal. Commuters can deduct up to $250 in pre-tax benefits for parking, but only $130 for public transit. The House Ways & Means Committee is tentatively looking to mark-up a package of individual tax extenders this Thursday, May 29. As the legislative language stands now, the parking and transit benefits would remain frozen at $130 (transit/vanpool)/$250 (parking). The language would also eliminate the benefit for bicycle commuters.
Transit commuters deserve their fair share, and we ask you to immediately contact their Member of Congress - particularly House Ways & Means Committee majority members - and ask them to take action on HR 2288.
Take just a moment to tell your Congressman or Congresswoman that:
It is my understanding that the House Ways & Means Committee is looking to mark-up legislation to extend a series of personal tax issues. We urge you to weigh in with committee staff and leadership and ask them to include bi-partisan legislation from HR 2288 and create revenue-neutral parity at $220/month. I am hopeful that you will weigh in today!
Tell your representative that transit commuters deserve equal benefits. Take action today!