The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that employers may exclude parking benefits from employee wages up to a maximum of $180 per month for 2001, a $5 increase from the 2000 ceiling.
The announcement came in IRS Revenue Procedure 2001-13.
No increase is forecast for the existing exclusion amount of $65 per month for combined transit pass and vanpooling expenses.
The Employee Benefits Institute of America, a publishing group that provides guidance on various benefits plans, commented that the $65 ceiling on excludable transit pass and vanpooling expense is scheduled to increase to $100 at the end of 2001.
Tax rules applying to these and many other employer-provided benefits are contained in the latest issue of IRS Pub. No. 15-B, Employers Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits for Benefits Provided in 2001.