Tell Congress to Stop the Tax Hike on Transit Riders!Transit riders could have their taxes raised by hundreds of dollars annually unless Congress takes action by the end of the year.
Currently, commuters can receive a payroll tax deduction of up to $230/month to pay for bus and train passes, as well as for parking. But on January 1, 2011, the transit deduction will be cut to $120/month -- even though the driving benefit will remain $230! (This was the status quo before 2009, when Congress corrected this unfair disparity. The fix, however, was temporary.)
That's not fair -- and hiking taxes on transit riders will cause many to drive to work instead, congesting the roads and polluting the air. Federal lawmakers must act before the end of the year. Your voice will help.
Take action here.