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Illinois Mandates Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits (1/1/24)

​The new Illinois Transportation Benefits Program Act (HB 2068; P.A. 103-291) aims to promote the commuter benefits available to employees who use public transportation to commute to and from work. Beginning January 1, 2024, certain employers located within designated Illinois counties and townships will be required to provide employees a "pre-tax commuter benefit."
Illinois Enacts Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits Requirement
Jackson Lewis | Sep 2023

Effective date: 1/1/24
Text of the measure.


The act requires covered employers to provide a commuter benefit to all full-time employees, beginning on with the first full pay period after 120 days of employment. "Full-time" means working at least thirty-five hours per week and receiving compensation on a full-time basis.
Illinois Employers Required to Provide Public Transit Benefits in 2024
Ogletree | Sep 2023

Employers are covered by the law if they employ at least 50 workers within one mile of fixed-route transit in Cook County or 37 townships listed in the law. The program covers all full-time employees who work an average of at least 35 hours per week.
Illinois Enacts New Transit Pass Program: What Employers Need to Know
Horton | Aug 2023

The Transportation Benefits Program Act does not mandate that employers offer a pre-tax benefit for employees who incur parking expenses to get to and from work. Employers may optionally offer a pre-tax parking benefit. Employers who offer a pre-tax parking benefit may allow employees to pay for up to $300 per month (adjusted for inflation) in parking expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Illinois Mandates Commuter Benefits in Chicago Metro Area Effective 1/1/24
Flex Benefit Service | Aug 2023

The average participant in the RTA Transit Benefit Fare Program saves up to 40% on the cost of their commute. These benefits can come in the form of either a reloadable prepaid card or loaded directly to an existing Ventra or Pace Vanpool account. While not required by the legislation, riders with an existing transit benefits account may also purchase parking at any CTA, Metra, or Pace Park & Ride station, as well as other qualified parking garages.
Legislation expands Transit Benefit Program to workplaces across the Chicago region
Regional Transportation Authority | Aug 2023


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