Saving (A Little Less) Money by Biking to Work

Congress took aim at a niche tax break for cyclists. But you can still come out ahead.

The new tax law passed late in 2017 included an odd provision: raising taxes on people who bike to work.

Here's how that works: Since 2009, employers have been allowed to reimburse employees who commute by bike up to $20 a month, tax-free, for the cost of a bicycle and accessories, plus some other related expense.

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David Muhlbaum
Former Senior Online Editor

In his former role as Senior Online Editor, David edited and wrote a wide range of content for With more than 20 years of experience with Kiplinger, David worked on numerous Kiplinger publications, including The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. He co-hosted  Your Money's Worth, Kiplinger's podcast and helped develop the Economic Forecasts feature.