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Commuter Choice Tax Savings

Benefit

     

Employee Incentive

     

Employer Incentive

     

Pretax only

     

Employees may set aside up to $260/month for transit, vanpools and/or qualified parking and save on payroll taxes including FICA, local, state and federal withholding

     

Employers save from a decrease in FICA payments as a result of shifting taxable salary (for which employers pay FICA) to pretax (no FICA)

     

Subsidy only

     

Employees receive the subsidy tax-free and pay no taxes on the amount

     

Employers do not have to pay FICA on the subsidy but can no longer deduct the payment as a business expense

     

Combination of Pretax and Subsidy

     

Employees receive the benefits for each portion listed above

     

Employers’ situation is the same for each portion as listed above

     
NOTE: Benefits are based on 2018 IRS code and are subject to change. For more information on transportation benefits, visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15b.pdf. Neither this site nor any Georgia Commute Options service providers are engaged in rendering legal or financial advice and provides this information free of charge solely to assist businesses exploring benefits for their respective employees. The information presented here does not constitute official tax guidance or a ruling by the U.S. Government. Taxpayers are encouraged to consult with the Internal Revenue Service or a tax professional for specific guidance related to the Federal tax law. By using these materials, the recipient (1) acknowledges and agrees that Georgia Commute Options makes no representations regarding the sufficiency (legal or otherwise) of these materials in any particular jurisdiction or for any particular business purpose, and (2) voluntarily and knowingly assumes all risks associated with their use.
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