Rep. Israel urges extension of commuter benefits

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) is urging Congress to extend the Commuter Tax Benefit today, a move that would cut cost for Long Island commuters.The current

WOODBURY - Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) is urging Congress to extend the Commuter Tax Benefit today, a move that would cut cost for Long Island commuters.The current agreement, which expires on Dec. 31, allows LIRR commuters to have pre-taxed money set aside each month to purchase railroad tickets.If the benefit is not extended, it may cost commuters $1,000 per year.

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