Commuter tax benefit

Bicycle Commuter Benefit on House Tax Extender Bill

On May 21, 2008, prior to the Memorial Day recess, the House passed H.R. 6049, the “Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008.” Included in the legislation is a $20 per month transportation fringe benefit for bicycle commuters to cover costs of commuting by bike.

The Senate House finance committee is expected to take up this measure the week of June 2nd. The League of American Bicyclists is asking people to contact Senators who previously co-sponsored S. 858 (Bicycle Commuters Benefit Act 2007) to sign onto a joint letter, being distributed by Senator Wyden, to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Finance Committee asking them to adopt the House provision.

Please take a moment to click this action link to contact your Senator and urge them to sign onto the joint letter.

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