LIRRCC Statement – December 4, 2020 – LIRRCC Thanks Members of Congress, Calls on IRS to Answer Riders’ Plea

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LIRRCC Thanks Members of Congress, Calls on IRS to Answer Riders’ Plea

Statement by Gerard Bringmann, Chair,

Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council

December 3, 2020

 

“We wholeheartedly support our Representatives’ call to the IRS to give commuters a break on unused transit benefits. Many riders were caught off-guard and unable to stop their contributions on time back in March and are sitting on hundreds of dollars in unused – and unusable – funds. Some people have resorted to trying to sell their benefits for half off just to recoup some money as they struggle financially. While the pre-tax dollars can be used in the future, not everyone is going back to work, or going back the way they once did, and not any time soon. Thank you, Members of Congress Rice, King, Meeks, Suozzi, and Zeldin for looking out for riders. We hope the IRS hears your call and our plea for help.  The best gift the IRS could give us for the holidays is access to our money.”

Full testimony:12.3.2020 WageWorks statement

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