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.
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.
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.
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.
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.