All faculty and staff members may use payroll deduction to purchase commuter transit passes and tickets, and pay for commuter parking on a pre-tax basis. Any amount greater than the federal pre-tax maximum will be deducted after taxes.
|Pre-tax federal maximum for commuter transit passes and tickets (T pass)*||$270/month|
|Pre-tax federal maximum for commuter parking||$270/month|
To participate in this program, you must enroll with WageWorks.
*Eligible staff who enroll with WageWorks and receive the $30 MBTA transit pass subsidy (described directly below) will have a monthly federal pre-tax maximum of $270.
Commuter Benefit for Staff Members Only
Each month, Berklee will pay $30 toward the cost of your commuter transit passes and tickets. To receive this subsidy, you must purchase your pass/ticket online through WageWorks.
This subsidy is not available to chairs, directors, associate directors, or members of the President's Council.
Commuter Benefits for Faculty and Staff Members
You may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for your commuting expenses (parking and/or mass transit) as detailed in the table above.
The amount recognized as "pre-tax" for state income taxes may differ. If your commuting costs exceed the pre-tax maximum, you may set aside additional post-tax dollars to pay the balance. The amount you set aside may be used to:
- purchase your transit or commuter rail pass;
- pay your parking provider directly; and
- reimburse you for your out-of-pocket parking expense.
Commuting expenses means the cost of travel from your home to and from Berklee. The costs associated with traveling to off-campus Berklee-related business events and meetings are not covered by this plan, and instead may be covered as business travel expenses. To participate in the commuting expenses program, you must enroll online through WageWorks, which manages this program for the college. See below for instructions.
How to Enroll, Change, or Cancel Your Commuter Benefits
Call or visit WageWorks at 877-WAGEWORKS (924-3967) or by logging in to WageWorks.
Reimbursement for Parking Expenses
You may request reimbursement from your parking expense account up to six months after incurring the expense. Contact WageWorks for more information.