2009 Commuter tax benefit increased to $230 a month. – 511 Contra Costa

2009 Commuter tax benefit increased to $230 a month.

The Economic Recovery Act signed into law by President Obama  includes an increase in the vanpool and transit tax benefit for commuters to $230 a month.  Employers can enable their employees to set aside a portion of their pretax salary to pay for commuting with costs savings of roughly $1000 per year.  Make sure your employer offers this federal IRS tax benefit. 

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