In 2016, commuters across the nation rejoiced when permanent parity between the transit benefit and parking benefit was realized. Unfortunately, this work isn’t done. Congress is now working on a monumental change to the tax code and in that process, is considering eliminating many tax provisions like the transit benefit (which includes public transit, parking and biking). Early indications are that the proposed package may revoke the section of the tax code that allows for pre-tax transit benefits altogether.
We are asking you to do three things to help protect the Commuter Benefit:
1. Help ACT Get Employers to Sign Support Letter
ACT and others are organizing an employer letter. We need your help. Please reach out to major employers you work with, have contacts or can reach out to. We are looking for large employers with regional or national footprints. The link to the draft letter can be found here.
What you can do to help:
· Reach out to employers, share the letter, and have them contact (Pavluchuk@actweb.org)
· Send any employer contacts you can to Pavluchuk@actweb.org so that we may reach out to them
· Include this notice to any and all communications you have with employers or those who work with employers
2. Sign the Petition
ACT, along with other members of the Commuter Benefits Work for Us coalition have started a grassroots campaign. We need your signature, the signature of your members, the signature of your employees, and anyone else. Click Here for a link to the campaign. Also, if you want to add a widget to your website, contact Pavluchuk@actweb.org
3. Spread the Word
Please pass this alert, the employer letter, and link to the grassroots on to anyone and everyone you can, please include it in newsletters, internal/external communications, and anyway you see fit. If you would like to find additional ways to help, please contact Pavluchuk@actweb.org.