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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Tax Savings


Your business can save money on taxes by:

  • Subsidizing some or all of the costs of employee transit passes and claim this as an allowable business expense. For 2018, the allowable limit is $255 per month per employee. 

  • Offering pre-tax payroll deductions to employees to pay for transit passes. Because this reduces the employees' taxable income, you pay less in unemployment and other payroll taxes. 


You can save money on transportation costs and taxes by: 

  • Paying for transit passes with pre-tax payroll deductions, thus reducing your taxable income.  

  • Inquiring with your employer about receiving a qualified bicycle commuting reimbursement
    (Jan 2018 update: this benefit was cut by the Senate Finance Committee). 

Want more resources? 

TriMet's Tax Savings examples

IRS Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits (pg. 19)

Bicycle Commuter Benefit (no longer available as of Jan. 2018 due to tax cuts)

Commuter Financial Incentives