Qualified Transportation Fringe Guidance

On December 10, 2018, the IRS released two related pieces of guidance that address the tax treatment of qualified transportation fringe benefits as modified by the 2017 tax reform reconciliation act.

Notice 2018-99

This notice provides interim guidance for taxpayers to determine two things:

  • The amount of parking expenses for qualified transportation fringes (QTFs) that are nondeductible under Section 274(a)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • The corresponding increase in the amount of unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) for tax-exempt organizations under Section 512(a)(7) that’s attributable to the nondeductible parking expenses

Notice 2018-100

The guidance in this notice provides for waiver of tax additions for underpayment of estimated income tax for tax-exempt employers. This is allowable to the extent that they underpay their estimated income tax because of tax treatment changes for certain qualified transportation fringes. 

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