Questions to consider regarding a Commuter Benefits FSA
A Commuter Benefits FSA is a reimbursement plan governed by the IRS that grants employees to contribute a set amount of gross income to a designated account(s) before taxes. The two types of Commuter Benefit accounts are transportation and parking. Here are questions to consider regarding this plan.
What expenses are eligible for reimbursement from a Commuter Benefit FSA?
Transportation Accounts: Any out-of-pocket expenses for passes, farecards or vanpooling for transportation to and from a plan holder’s residence.
Parking accounts: Any out-of-pocket expenses for parking at or close to an employer’s business. In addition, parking expenses at or near a location from which a plan holder commutes by way of mass transit or commuter vehicle.
What is the maximum amount a participant can contribute to a Commuter Benefits FSA?
Both the Transportation and Parking accounts have a maximum monthly contribution of $280 for 2022. This amount varies every year.