The Commuter Deduction was enacted by the Legislature to cover specific commuter expenses. To help understand the deduction, the Department of Revenue’s DOR University has released an e-learning module explaining what qualifies for a deduction, real-life examples and how you can claim your commuter deduction when filing a personal income tax return!
The Massachusetts Commuter Deduction applies to tolls paid on bridges, tunnels and roads through an EZ pass account. It also includes purchases of MBTA multiple-use weekly or monthly passes for the T, bus, commuter rail, or commuter boat. The deduction is for amounts exceeding $150, but if you’re buying twelve monthly passes a year to commute, you may be entitled to a deduction of up to $750. If you claim a dependent on your tax return, you might also have an opportunity to claim their commuter costs on your return. Some restrictions do apply and are thoroughly explained in the course.
This free e-learning module only takes about a half hour to complete, so take it today. You may just get to put some money back in your pocket!
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