REPEALED: Unrelated Business Income Tax

      January 22, 2020

      Non-profits and other tax-exempt organizations that provide transit or parking benefits can breathe a sigh of relief this new year. The provision that required tax-exempt employers (universities, hospitals, religious institutions, etc.) to declare expenses tied to providing transportation fringe benefits as unrelated business income was repealed as a part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. Since this repeal is retroactive, tax-exempt employers can file an amended return seeking a refund on the taxes paid since enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 31, 2017....

      pre-tax commuter benefits will increase by $5 in 2020

      December 24, 2019

      Effective January 1st, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will increase the monthly pre-tax deduction limit for transportation fringe benefits from $265 to $270. This $5 increase applies to commutes by vanpool and transit, and for qualified parking. Be sure to let your employees know in case they’d like to increase their commuter benefit contribution in the coming year....

      DC Commuter Benefits Law: Comply or Be Fined

      November 13, 2019

      Are you a DC organization with 20 or more employees? The DC Commuter Benefits Law requires businesses (including non-profits) with 20 or more employees (full-time or part-time) in DC to offer commuter benefits. Starting on November 14, 2019, businesses operating in Washington, DC that are not in compliance with the DC Commuter Benefits Law, will be subject to fines.  What are the fines for non-compliance?  For the first offense, each month that a business is not in compliance could result in a fine of $100 per covered employee. Repeat offenders would see fines of $200 per employee for the second offense, $400 per employee for the third offense, and $800 per employee for subsequent offenses. To review the regulation in the Notice of Final Rulemaking, click here.   ...

      goDCgo, Literally!

      November 07, 2019

      Since launching in 2010, goDCgo has continued to have a major influence on DC commuters choosing to travel sustainably. goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation and the leading resource for sustainable transportation information and options in Washington, DC. We work with DC employers and residential and hospitality industries to provide complimentary consulting services to encourage and support the use of active transportation and public transit. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality, and create a better quality of life in the DC area for commuters, residents, and visitors....

      All About Affordable, Alternative Transportation

      October 10, 2019

      Washington, DC is heavily invested in providing affordable, alternative transportation options to residents across all eight wards of the city, regardless of income. To help meet that goal, DC has a number of transportation programs that provide discounted access to Capital Bikeshare, dockless vehicles such as scooters, and catching a cab, among others....

      Congratulations 2019 Commuter Challenge Competitors!

      October 09, 2019

      Thank you and congratulations to all of our employers and commuters who participated in the first-ever goDCgo Commuter Challenge! Participating organizations included the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DDOE), the World Bank Group, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Washington Gas, Community of Hope, and TCG. We hope everyone enjoyed the competition and was inspired to turn this challenge into a forever lifestyle. Thanks to your efforts, we’ve collectively logged over 8,500 clean trips, burned 753,440 calories, saved 106,100 pounds of carbon emissions, and reduced 90,400 car miles during the month of September. This just goes to show that making the choice to walk, bike, or take public transit even one day a week can help make DC a greener city. YOU have the power to make a difference!...

      Bus, Bike, or Rail to the Ball Games

      September 23, 2019

      Who's ready for fall sports?! This year, all six of Washington, DC's professional sports teams are expected to be playing at the same time, including DC United, Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, and the Washington Redskins. Avoid traffic, know your options, and take sustainable transportation to the games so you can focus your energy on rooting for your team! Below are the sporting venues and their respective transportation options:...

      Dockless Vehicles: Access for All

      August 16, 2019

      If you haven't noticed already, the District has welcomed dockless vehicles of all types including bikes, scooters, and soon -- mopeds! Riding a bike or a scooter through the city is not only fun, but can save you time and money by avoiding the stress of sitting in traffic and paying for gas and parking. So... leave the keys behind and go dockless DC!...

      Are You Up for the Challenge?

      August 08, 2019

      Get your game face on! We're seeking top DC employers who offer commuter benefits to join goDCgo's first-ever Employer Commuter Challenge from September 1 to 30, 2019. To make DC a healthier, greener, and safer city for all, we're launching this inaugural challenge to encourage employees to use sustainable transportation instead of driving to work alone. Alternative options include biking, walking, public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, scooting and even travel by water taxi here in the District!...

      Pedal Pushin' to the Finish Line

      July 23, 2019

      We've officially crossed the finish line of our 10-week 2019 Spring Pedal Push! Thank you to all organizations who participated this year and a huge welcome to our new Capital Bikeshare Corporate Members! Capital Bikeshare Corporate Membership allows employers to provide a fun, affordable, and healthy commute option for their employees to bike to/from the office....

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