How WageWorks Commuter Works

Simply decide how much to contribute to your WageWorks® Commuter account up to the allowed monthly limit. Funds are withdrawn from your paycheck for deposit to your account before taxes are deducted. Pause or cancel contributions to your account at any time. There’s no “use it or lose it” as long as you’re enrolled in the program.


Using Your WageWorks Commuter Account

Use a variety of convenient payment methods associated with your account.




Pay Your Provider

If your commuting expenses are consistent and predictable, schedule automated payments right from your account to load your transit card and pay parking providers at the start of each month. Simply access your account online to place your order and have eligible expenses paid directly from your account, no receipts or claim forms required.


Pay You Back

If your commuting expenses are less predictable, pay them yourself and then get reimbursed for eligible expenses. Arrange for funds to be deposited directly to your checking account or for a check to be mailed to you.


Buy Your Pass

WageWorks purchases your transit pass using funds in your WageWorks Commuter account, and your pass is mailed directly to your home or office each month. Order your passes each month or schedule a recurring order.


Load Your SmartCard

Load money onto transit agency SmartCards (where available) directly from your WageWorks Commuter account.


Use Your WageWorks Commuter Card

Use the convenient WageWorks Commuter Card to pay for transit and parking. You decide how much money to load onto your card each month to cover your monthly commuting costs.

Managing Your WageWorks Commuter Account

Manage your account via a secure website on any computer or mobile device that’s connected to the Internet or via the WageWorks EZ Receipts® app. Use this handy app to snap a photo of receipts and instantly submit them for payment and check your WageWorks Commuter account balance—right from your mobile device.


Monthly Contribution Limits

The IRS has established the following maximum contribution limits:

  • $255 per month for transit and eligible vanpools 
  • $255 per month for qualified parking 

There's no "use it or lose it" policy with your WageWorks Commuter account. Available balances can be rolled over year to year. Keep in mind, though, that if you stop working for your employer, you lose access to the funds in your account.