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Pretax Deductions for Parking and Transportation

Find out about the limit on federal and state pretax parking and transportation deductions.

Pretax deductions

Get pretax parking and transportation deductions by paying for these expenses through payroll deduction.

To pay for parking and transportation through payroll deduction, visit one of the following locations:

Campus parking office Medical Center parking office
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays
Gilman parking structure, 2nd floor (map) Bachman parking structure, 2nd floor (map)
(858) 534-4223 (619) 543-6524

Details on pretax parking deductions

  • IRS limits the amount of qualified parking that may be excluded from your taxable income to $255 per month for pre-tax parking deduction.

Details on pretax transportation deductions

  • Per the IRS, for 2012, individuals can have taxable income for federal and state reduced by up to $125 a month for combined value of transit passes and vanpooling expenses. The limit of $125 has decreased by $105 from 2011.