A Transit Account allows you use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible mass transit expenses related to your commute to and from work.
Note: University of Wisconsin System employees are no longer eligible for a transit account.
What are the benefits?
- Pre-tax contributions reduce your taxable income.
- Easiest way to pay for eligible transit expenses, with tax-free money.
- Your Transit Account funds become available to you as payroll deductions are taken.
- Eligible for unlimited carryover, so there is minimal “use-it-or-lose-it” risk.
- You can enroll or make changes to your account at any time during the plan year.
How does it work?
- Use our tax-savings calculator or annual expense estimate worksheet to help determine how much you should contribute per year.
- Your annual contribution is deducted pre-tax from your paycheck in equal amounts throughout the plan year and deposited into your TASC Account.
- Manage your account 24/7 via the TASC Benefits mobile app or TASC Online account.
All active state employees, including limited term employees.
- Spouses and dependent children.
- Employees who are also enrolled in a State of Wisconsin pre-tax transit or vanpool program.
- University of Wisconsin System employees.
- For 2018 Benefit Period, you must incur all eligible expenses by December 31, 2018.
- For 2019 Benefit Period, you must incur all eligible expenses by December 31, 2019.
- For 2018 Benefit Period, you must submit all reimbursement requests by March 31, 2019.
- For 2019 Benefit Period, you must submit all reimbursement requests by March 31, 2020.
Review all claims and provide any required substantiation by December 31.
An eligible expense is a work-related transportation fee for mass transit the IRS states can be paid for without taxes. Eligible expenses include:
- Bus passes
- Subway vouchers, passes or tokens
- Train vouchers, passes or tokens
- Vanpooling fees
Above is a partial list of eligible expenses that are reimbursable through a Transit Account. For more information, see the Parking & Transit Eligible Expense flyer or your Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) Participant Guide. For the complete list of eligible and ineligible expenses, visit www.IRS.gov and see IRS Publication 5137.
How should I keep track of my eligible expenses?
You should keep all your receipts and pertinent documentation to prove your Transit Account was used for eligible parking expenses.
Learn how to enroll in an a pre-tax savings / employee reimbursement account, whether you are enrolling during open enrollment, as a new hire or when you have experienced a life event.Read More about Enrollment Information
You will receive a welcome brochure and TASC card. If you are a current TASC participant, you will not be issued a new TASC Card. You will continue to use your current TASC Card.