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Metro Perk

Metro Perk

With Metro Perk employers can offer employees a pre-tax benefit for transit use. Employers using Metro Perk reduce payroll taxes. Employees reduce their taxable income, saving approximately 30%. It is easy to set up and even easier to use.

1

An employee informs his or her employer what kind of Metro pass they use each month using this form:

It allows the cost of that pass to come out of his or her paycheck and should be given to Human Resources or Payroll or whatever department handles the benefit.

2

An employer deducts the costs of the passes from all participating employees and orders those passes from Metro.

3 Passes are handed out. Metro will make sure passes are available to employers before the month in which they are good.

It’s that simple.

The savings add up


For employees – A $75 monthly pass as a real cost of $53 for people in a 15% tax bracket. People in a higher tax bracket could save even more. The full $75 is taken out of a paycheck, but before taxes. By avoiding tax on that money, most Metro riders will save about 30%.

For employers – Every $1,000 reduction in payroll saves $76 in FICA, annually. (Savings dependent on payroll tax rates and wage base.) Social Security and other savings may also apply. 

For more information contact:

NFTA-Metro Cash Management Office
Attn: Metro Perk
181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203

phone: 716.855.7202 | fax: 716.855.7311 | TTY/Relay 711 or 800.662.1220



NFTA-Metro

NFTA-Metro   |   181 Ellicott St.   |   Buffalo, New York 14203
NFTA 716-855-7300   |   NFTA-Metro Customer Care 716-855-7211   |   TTY/Relay 711 or 800-662-1220
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