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2017 Transit Benefits Exclusion Amounts

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has issued a Technical Information Release (TIR 16-16), which explains the 2017 Massachusetts personal income tax exclusion amounts for employer-provided parking, transit pass, and commuter highway vehicle benefits allowed to employees. For taxable years beginning in 2017, the federal monthly exclusion amounts are $255 for employer-provided parking and $255 for transit pass and commuter highway vehicle benefits combined. The Massachusetts monthly exclusion amounts are $255 for employer-provided parking and $135 for combined transit pass and commuter highway vehicle transportation benefits. The Massachusetts exclusion amounts reflect an annual inflation adjustment but do not include the increase in the federal monthly exclusion amount for the combined transit pass and commuter highway vehicle transportation benefits that was signed into law on December 18, 2015.

Read TIR 16-16