For tax years beginning after January 1, 2018, the IRS allows up to $260 a month pre-tax for commuter costs [...].
In 2017, that amount was 255 USD.
Through my employer, I may purchase commuter checks (which qualify for commuter costs) each month via https://www.flexcommute.com. On the website, when ordering commuter checks, I see today (2017-12-04):
- Benefit Month: January 2018
- Order by Sunday, December 10, 2017
which means I have till Sunday, December 10, 2017 to order commuter checks fo January 2018. However, in practice I sometime receive these commuter checks before January 2018, in which case the validity date may also be before January 2018.
Can I order 255 USD or 260 USD pre-tax today (2017-12-04)?