January 2, 2013
Extends pre-tax benefits for transit commuters, meaning a $550 and up a year in tax savings per commuter, retroactive to 2012.
January 5, 2012
Congressional inaction on extending commuter benefits leads public transit riders to see taxes increase more than $550 in 2012. APTA is urging riders to push Congress to support commuter transit benefit as they resume negotiations to finalize the middle class payroll tax cut before it expires at the end of February.
December 13, 2011
Issued a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stressing the importance of the benefit.
November 9, 2011
Sen. Charles Schumer called for Congress to renew the federal tax break that allows workers to use up to $230 a month of their salaries for transit costs. Nearly 3 million commuters nationwide take advantage of the benefit.
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