Bike Commuting Tax Credit

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pgrenin
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Has anybody out there been able to take advantage of the Bicycle Commuting Tax Credit program? Apparently your employer can sign up for this and provide you up to $20 a month as a pre-tax benifit for riding your bike to work.


xjoex
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I contacted CMU they turned me down.

I contacted the CMU Staff council, they didn’t want to help.

I contacted the director of CMU HR, he said they would get back to me. That was February.

-Joe


Lyle
Participant
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My employer will buy me a bus pass through paycheck witholding. So it doesn’t cost them anything except administrative costs, and I get the tax savings. So if they would do the same thing for this credit, it would be worth about $5 a month to me. Eh.


rsprake
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My employer was looking into it this past winter but I haven’t heard anything since. We already get a $20 check per month for exercise related expenses, they will pay $20 towards a gym membership or $20 a month for half of any equipment like a bike or running sneakers so I am happy.


vegbreath
Participant
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i work at whole foods and was told that it would need to be ok’d nationally an then regionally before it gets to us, if i remember it right. my hr worker thought i was playing a practical joke on her when i first mentioned it, so it was really hard to get her to listen until i sent her a piece from the nytimes on it.

no updates since spring.


scott
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New and improved version of this bill… However, who knows how long till it’s passed (if ever).

http://bikeportland.org/2009/03/12/blumenauer-legislation-would-bulk-up-and-clear-up-bike-commuter-act/


Lee
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I think this thing turned out to be a joke. I didn’t hear one word about it from anyone at Pitt. This piece of convoluted illusion for bike riders, but every jerk driving a 1983 GMC Jimmy ‘Clunker’ gets paid off with a sweet deal on a new hunk of iron easy as pie.

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