Which cities have commuter benefits ordinances?

While every employer in the US is permitted to offer commuter benefits to its employees, some cities and states mandate it. Here you can find a list of these locations with commuter benefits ordinances and the organizational criteria that enact them.

As of 2021, the monthly limit for each parking and transit elections is $270. Bicycle-related costs are no longer non-taxable.

 

Washington D.C.

A company or organization in D.C. with 20 or more full time employees must offer commuter benefits. These can take form in employee-paid non-taxable elections, employer-paid subsidies, or transit passes provided directly by the employer. Parking pre-tax elections are permitted but not mandatory.

 

New York, NY

A company or organization in NYC with 20 or more full time employees must offer pre-tax elections for public transit costs and vanpools that seat 6+ people. Parking pre-tax elections are permitted but not mandatory.

 

Seattle, WA

A company or organization in Seattle with 20 or more full time employees must allow employees to make pre-tax elections for public transit costs. Parking pre-tax elections are permitted but not mandatory.

 

New Jersey

A company or organization in the state of New Jersey with 20 or more full time employees must allow employees to make pre-tax elections for public transit costs. Parking pre-tax elections are permitted but not mandatory.

 

Los Angeles, CA

A company or organization in LA with 50 or more full time employees must allow employees to make pre-tax elections for public transit costs. Parking pre-tax elections are permitted but not mandatory.

 

Bay Area, CA

A company or organization located in the Bay Area of California with 50 or more full-time employees must offer commuter benefits. These can take the form of employee-paid non-taxable elections, employer-paid subsidies, or transit passes provided directly by the employer. Parking pre-tax elections are permitted but not mandatory.

To find if your organization is located in the district subject to this mandate, click here.

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