Setting aside pre-tax dollars helps cover commuting costs and increase your actual take home pay. The following example illustrates these savings.
|Without Commuter Savings Account||With Commuter Savings Account|
|Pre-tax Contribution for Parking||– $0.00||$280.00|
|Pre-tax Contribution for Transit||– $0.00||$280.00|
|Take Home Pay||$2,700.00||$2,296.80|
|Less Parking Costs||$280.00||– $0.00|
|Less Transit Costs||$280.00||– $0.00|
|Income After Commuting Costs||$2,140.00||$2,296.80|
Savings: $156.80 per month or $1,881.60 a year
Who Is Eligible
For employee eligibility: as with the Flexible Spending Accounts, eligibility in the Commuter Savings Accounts (CSA), only requires that you are an otherwise eligible employee of an employer that offers these accounts as part of their benefits program. A unique feature of the CSA is that there is not an “annual enrollment period” for the program. Eligible employees may enroll in or make changes to their contributions at any time throughout the year.
IRS MANDATED PRE-TAX CONTRIBUTION LIMITS