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TSB-2017-19 Transit Benefit Monthly Statutory Limit Increase to $260


BULLETIN #:  TSB-2017-19        

DATE:  November 21, 2017

SUBJECT:  Transit Benefit Monthly Statutory Limit Increase to $260

PURPOSE:  This Bulletin provides notification and guidance regarding a change in the statutory limit of the monthly transit benefit for calendar year 2018.

INFORMATION:  As of January 1, 2018, the maximum mass transit exclusion from income has been set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at $260. IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-58, provides the relevant information on the transit benefit rules on page 14.

REQUIRED ACTION:  Ensure participant’s certified monthly commuting costs are current. If changes are necessary, TRANServe will adjust the transit benefit to the monthly maximum statutory limit of $260.00 for the transit benefit starting January 1, 2018.

CONTACT:  If you have questions about this bulletin, please contact your TRANServe Transit Benefit Manager.