Pre-Tax Parking Purchases
Pre-tax purchases are made only through payroll deduction. Customers may enroll or change their enrollment in the program throughout the year. P&TS works with Stanford’s payroll departments (University and Hospitals) every pay period to process the applicable deductions for that pay period.
How it works
Purchase your permit online and choose payroll deduction as your payment method.
- Prorated purchases. To maximize participant benefits in the program, all permit costs will be divided into a series of payroll deductions rather than from a single paycheck. This way, the monthly cap is not reached and the entire cost of the permit will be deducted from an individual's pre-tax income.
- One deduction will be taken each month. Depending on the date of your purchase, payments will be deducted from either your first or second paycheck during the month.
Deductions for all permit purchases will continue until the full price of the permit is paid or until the permit is returned. (Daily parking permit purchases occur as a one-time deduction. All permits purchased with pre-tax deductions are non-refundable).
Please review the Pre-Tax Policies page for more information on employee responsibilities.
Using pre-tax deductions for sustainable transportation
Eligible employees may use pre-tax dollars to purchase transit passes; transit parking, such as Caltrain monthly parking permits; and Commuter Checks. These purchases can be made through our Pre-Tax Transit and Commuter Benefits program.
Eligible Commute Club members are able to purchase daily parking permits with pre-tax dollars by purchasing permits through our online ordering portal.