Communter Benefits Ordinance
Seattle’s Commuter Benefits Ordinance took effect January 1. Businesses with 20 or more employees must either allow a covered employee to make a monthly pre-tax payroll deduction for transit or vanpool expenses or subsidize all or part of a monthly transit pass. The final rules clarify what it means to fully or partially subsidize the cost of a transit pass for the purposes of compliance. Enforcement begins January 1, 2021.
For questions about how to create a commuter benefits program, contact Commute Seattle, a community partner contracted by the Seattle Department of Transportation, by visiting the Commute Seattle web site, by calling 206-613-3243, or by emailing Pre-Tax@commuteseattle.com.