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Commuter Benefit Accounts

Employee Benefits

Commuter Parking Account

A WageWorks® Commuter Parking Account is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for parking as part of your daily commute to work. It’s a great way to put extra money in your pocket each month and make your commute more convenient and affordable.

Save Time and Money on Parking as Part of Your Daily Commute

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Why enroll in WageWorks Commuter Parking Account?

  • Save an average of 30-40% on qualified parking expenses as part of your daily commute to work
  • Easy to use—download a free mobile app and manage your account with your mobile device

No waiting—sign up any time to start saving—and no “use it or lose it” as long as you’re enrolled

“I spend $270 a month to park my car in a garage down the street from my office. With a WageWorks Commuter Parking Account, I save over $900 a year using tax-free dollars to pay for my commuting expenses. It's like I commute free for three months of the year.”

- A happy WageWorks Commuter Parking Account participant

Commuter Parking Account 101

Savings With Your Commuter Parking Account

A Commuter Parking Account lets you pay for qualified parking expenses on a pre-tax basis. The money you contribute your account is not subject to payroll taxes, so you end up paying less in taxes and taking home more of your paycheck. Even if you pay for parking for work only a few days a week, a Commuter Parking Account still saves you money.

Use this calculator to see how much you can save with a Commuter Parking Account.


Your Estimated Tax Savings
Without Commuter Parking Program With Commuter Commuter Parking Program
Gross annual pay (estimate) $60,000 Gross annual pay (estimate) $60,000
Estimated tax rate (30%) -$18,000 Max. annual commuter parking contribution -$3,180
Net annual pay =$42,000 Adjusted gross pay =$56,820
Estimated annual commuter parking expenses -$3,180 Estimated tax rate (30%) -$17,046
Final take-home pay =$38,820 Final take-home pay =$39,774
Take home this much more with Commuter Parking $954

All figures in this table are estimates and based on an annual salary of $60,000 and maximum contribution limits to the benefit account. Your salary, tax rate, healthcare expenses, and tax savings may be different.


Contributing to Your Commuter Parking Account

A Commuter Parking Account is a monthly account. Simply decide how much to contribute to your Commuter Parking Account up to the allowed monthly limit. The IRS sets the contribution limits. You can contribute up to a maximum of $270 per month to your Commuter Parking Account. A different limit may apply to you according to your employer’s plan.

Use this calculator to estimate your monthly eligible expenses and determine a monthly Commuter Parking Account election amount that’s right for you.

You can pause, change, or cancel contributions to your account at any time. There's no "use it or lose it" policy with your Commuter Parking account. Available balances can be rolled over year to year. But keep in mind that if you stop working for your employer, you forfeit any unspent money left in your account.

Enrolling in Your Commuter Parking Account

You can enroll in a Commuter Parking Account at any time—there’s no need to wait for the next Open Enrollment period.

To sign up, simply log into your WageWorks account. If you haven’t yet created an account, register for one now.

If you have questions about enrolling in a WageWorks Commuter Parking Account, contact the person or organization managing your benefits enrollment.

Placing Commuter Parking Account Orders

It's easy to place a parking order. Just log into your WageWorks account and click the Place Your Order button under Commuter Parking Account.

Key Features and Benefits of Your WageWorks Commuter Parking Account

Wide Range of Parking Options Nationwide Offers Choice and Flexibility

If you pay for parking as part of your commute to work, it’s almost certain your WageWorks Commuter Parking Account can make your commute easier and more affordable.

WageWorks works with parking providers in all 50 states and in more than 350 metropolitan areas nationwide, so you’re sure to find a lot or garage at or near work or at or near public transportation that works with WageWorks. Use your account’s convenient geomapping feature to easily find your parking spot.

Automatic Contributions Make Saving Simple

WageWorks makes saving simple. You decide how much to contribute to your Commuter Parking Account each month. Funds are withdrawn automatically from each paycheck for deposit into your account before taxes are deducted.

Need to make a change? It’s simple. Just log into your WageWorks account to add or change your parking location, or pause, change, or cancel contributions to your account.

Depending on your employer’s plan, you may:

Variety of Payment Options Make Your Account Easy to Use

With a variety of convenient payment options, your WageWorks Commuter Parking Account makes it easy for you to get reimbursed for eligible parking expenses.

Payment options include:

  • Pay Me Back. Arrange for account funds to be transferred to your bank account or a check to be mailed to reimburse you for eligible parking expenses you've already paid. Just keep in mind that you must elect the Pay Me Back option for the month you wish to claim the reimbursement.
  • Pay My Provider. Arrange for convenient direct payments to your parking garage or parking provider. Simply log into your WageWorks account and fill out a simple form to have eligible expenses paid directly from your account.
  • Pay by Debit Card. Use the convenient WageWorks Commuter Card associated with your account to pay for parking. You decide how much money to load onto your card each month to cover your monthly commuting costs.

Learn more about these payment options.

Web Portal and Mobile App Make Your Account Easy to Manage

WageWorks makes it easy to manage your Commuter Parking Account. Log into the WageWorks secure web portal to manage all aspects of your WageWorks account:

  • Check account balances
  • Submit claims and view claims status
  • Look up eligible expenses
  • Upload receipts to verify card transactions
  • Select your reimbursement methods (by check or direct deposit)
  • Choose to receive account alerts by email or text

The WageWorks EZ Receipts mobile app puts the power of the WageWorks web portal in the palm of your hand. Download this handy app to your mobile device, log in to your account, and check balances, submit claims, view transactions, snap photos of receipts, get account alerts by text or email—all on the go!

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