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Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program

The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (Air District Regulation 14, Rule 1) requires certain San Francisco employers to provide a transportation benefit program for their full-time employees.

If you are an employer in San Francisco with (A) a workforce of 50 or more full-time employees and (B) a place of business within the geographical guidelines defined as the 'Bay Area Air Quality Management District', you are required by law to participate in the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program.

The law is managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and legally enforced by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Under the program, employers have the option of providing one of four types of commuter benefits:

  • Pre-tax transportation benefits (such as a commuter reimbursement account)
  • Employer-provided subsidy
  • Employer-provided transit
  • Alternative commuter benefit

Both you and your employees can save moneyhrough an Ameriflex commuter reimbursement account. For every tax-free dollar your employees contribute, your overall payroll is reduced. This decreases your FICA tax responsibility and saves your employees money, both while keeping you in compliance.

For more information on the program, please visit 511.org's website.

CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN HOW AMERIFLEX CAN HELP YOU STAY COMPLIANT WITH THE Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program AND OTHER FEDERAL REGULATIONS.​

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