Muni Transit Pass Taxes
SFMTA Transit passes provided to employees and their dependents have been declared nontaxable to the employee and should not be included on their Form W-2 and are not subject to both income tax (Federal and State) and employment taxes (Social Security and Medicare).
As such all taxes withheld in the Tax Year 2020 are being refunded to each employee where imputed taxes were withheld monthly in the Tax Year 2020 through Oct. 30, 2020.
Refunds will be distributed as a second payment on payday, Nov. 24, 2020.
Dependents and retirees:
We are pleased to report that further research has led the City to reverse last year’s determination that these passes are taxable income. All related tax withholding for 2020 will be reversed and the value of these passes will not be included in income reporting to the IRS for 2020 or the future.
New for 2021, you will no longer need to come to SFMTA in person to get a sticker for the passes. Dependents and retiree passes can be downloaded onto your smartphone (iPhone or Android) through the MuniMobile app. You may request a sticker if you do not have access to a smartphone, however, you cannot apply for both.
Applications for your 2021 passes are available:
Please allow 21 days for processing.
For questions regarding transit pass eligibility, please email SFMTA Human Resources (HR) at sfmtahr@SFMTA.com or call 415.701.5050 and an HR representative will contact you as soon as possible. If you leave a voice message or send an email, please leave your full name, Disaster Service Worker ID number and phone number for HR staff to contact you back and indicate you are requesting a dependent or retiree pass.
For questions regarding payroll deductions, please contact the SFMTA payroll department at 415.701.4766.