Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bike Commuter Tax Benefit Passes & Signed Into Law

The bike commuter tax benefit, 7 years in the making, has finally passed both houses of US Congress, as part of the $700B financial services bailout package. It has been signed by President Bush and is now law.

Summary From the Virginia Bicycling Federation:
"The bottom line is, you can get up to $20/month tax-free from your employer, if he feels like giving it to you, to reimburse you for your bike commuting expenses. Your employer can write it off as a business expense. This benefit goes into effect at the beginning of the year 2009."

It's not a lot (up to $240/year) but can help with the purchase, improvements, repairs and storage of a bicycle used for commuting.

What better way to get to your workplace!

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