Commuting Expenses Add Up. We Help Keep Costs Down with our Commuter Benefits Solution.
With Clarity SmartRide commuter solution, you can make your employees daily commute a little more manageable. Clarity SmartRide gives employees money-saving options in hundreds of cities, allowing them to save on public transportation, parking, and even popular rideshare platforms like UberPool and Lyft Line.
What It Is
Clarity SmartRide is a commuter benefits plan that enables participants to set aside a portion of their income on a pre-tax basis to pay for their public transportation and parking commute to work. With Clarity SmartRide consumers can save an average of 30 percent off their commute.
Clarity SmartRide also saves your company money. When employees pay for their commute with tax free dollars the company can reduce their payroll taxes by as much as 7.65% on every dollar contributed to the plan.
Commuter Benefits and Carpool Plan Administration: How It Works
An employee elects a monthly contribution for transit and a separate contribution for parking up to the IRS limit. Clarity will update your payroll provider and the funds are deducted from the employees check on a pre-tax basis saving the employee on average 30% in taxes. Employees can start, stop or change their elections on a monthly basis. Unused funds carry over from month-to-month.
Upon enrollment, a Clarity Card is mailed to the employee’s home. The card is programmed to work anywhere you pay for mass transit, parking or rideshare programs. Simply swipe your commuter benefits card and save, it’s that easy!
Examples of eligible expenseS FOR COMMUTER BENEFIT PLANS include:
Transit passes, tokens, fare cards, vouchers, or similar items entitling you to ride a mass transit vehicle to or from work. The mass transit vehicle may be publicly or privately operated and includes bus, rail, or ferry.
Van-Pooling and Car Pooling
New technology is making it even easier and more affordable to commute to work. With the addition of Uber Pool and Lyft consumers can increase their savings by paying for commute with tax free dollars from a carpool plan.
NYC Transit Ordinance
Effective January 2016 All companies that have 20 or more full time employees must offer commuter benefits in the form of a pre-tax transit program.