Commuter's Digest: Your Commuting Companion

Help Offset Rising Public Transit Costs With Commuter Benefits

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Mar 11, 2016 10:35:47 AM

The cost of public transit passes in Boston might be going up soon, but don't forget about Commuter Benefits. These pre-tax benefits can help offset rising costs of transit passes by helping commuters save up to $1400 a year.

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Topics: Commuter Benefits, public transportation, commuter benefit parity, transit parity, Boston, commuting costs, Boston Commuting, MTBA, Commuting in Boston

New Year: New Transit Benefit Cap!

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jan 21, 2016 2:03:53 PM

Happy New Year, Commuters! Are you excited about the passing of Transit Benefit Parity last month? We sure are. Keep reading for a recap of what went down back in December and how it's a major bonus for all of you in Commuter Land.

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Topics: Commuter Benefits, Tax Reform, commuter benefit parity, transit parity

Commuter Benefit Parity Has Passed!

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Dec 21, 2015 10:41:32 AM

We did it! Permanent Commuter Benefit Parity was just signed into law, ending a quarter century old policy that provided better tax savings for drivers.

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Topics: Commuter Benefits, Tax Reform, commuter benefit parity

Legislative Update on Commuter Benefits

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Dec 17, 2015 11:06:11 AM

Parity is getting closer! On December 15, 2015, the House of Representatives struck a deal on a number of tax provisions (“tax extenders”) that includes permanent parity between the transit and parking portions of the Commuter Benefit. Also, if enacted into law, parity would be retroactively set to $250/month for 2015 and would increase to $255/month in 2016! Learn more!

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Topics: Commuter Benefits, Tax Reform, commuter benefit parity

Fight for Transit Benefit Parity!

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Nov 11, 2015 12:31:36 PM

As you may have already heard, the Transit Benefit cap will be staying at $130 a month for 2016, while the Parking Benefit cap once again will go up. Starting in January, it will be capped at $255. So not fair!

But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The House and Senate Conference Committee is taking action on a long term transportation bill that could potentially include permanent parity for both benefits. Learn how you can help in the fight to restore Commuter Benefit parity. 

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Topics: Commuter Benefits, Tax Reform, commuter benefit parity

Parity Update: Edenred Calls on Congress for Support of Important Legislation Introduced to Restore Tax Parity for Transit Riders

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Mar 5, 2015 10:35:22 AM

Boston, March 2, 2015 -- Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions (ECBS) celebrates the introduction of the ‘Commuter Benefit Parity Act of 2015’ and calls on Members of Congress to support this legislation by co-sponsoring it.

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Topics: commuter benefit parity, transit parity

Transit Benefit Final Action

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Dec 17, 2014 3:43:45 PM

Yesterday (December 16, 2014) Congress passed legislation to extend a series of tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. The legislation was a 1-year retroactive extension of those provisions for 2014. The legislation did not extend the provisions for 2015.

 

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Topics: commuter benefit parity

Retroactive Transit Benefits

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Dec 10, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Retroactive Transit Benefits

A discussion of how Congressional action will affect the Transit Benefit for 2014 & 2015

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Topics: commuter benefit parity

Rallying for Transit Benefit Parity on Capitol Hill

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Nov 13, 2014 4:39:31 PM

On November 12, 2014, Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and Jim McGovern held a rally for Commuter Benefit parity. And, of course, Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions was right there along with them!

Learn what went down at the rally and what you can do to help in the fight for Commuter Benefit parity.

 

 

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Topics: Commuter Benefits, Tax Reform, commuter benefit parity

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