To help save money on commuting costs and provide a stress-free way for employees to arrive at work on time, Pittsburg Unified School District is again implementing a tax-free commuter benefit program. With this benefit, all employees who commute to work by public transit (bus, rail, or ferry) or vanpool can pay their fare with pre-tax dollars. The federal tax code allows employees to exclude up to $255 per month ($3,060 per year) in transit or vanpool costs from their taxable income. This means that you can save $1,200 or more per year in taxes, depending on your tax bracket and your monthly fare. For more information, please review the below Commuter Benefits Program Fact Sheet.
The District is working with Commuter Benefit Solutions to comply with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program adopted by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. In addition to saving money, by commuting to work via transit or vanpool, you can avoid traffic congestion and help to protect the environment.
To request further information about the pre-tax commuter benefits program, please complete this survey and return it to Stephanie Cox, Benefits Specialist in Human Resources.