– Employer’s benefit to employees
It is possible to obtain an employer-subsidized commuter ticket for Korsisaari’s public transport either directly from Nurmijärven Linja Oy or through actors which provide employee benefits.
The benefit is tax-free under certain contitions. These contributions do not add up employer’s ancillary wage costs. In addition, the employer can deduct the ticket acquisition costs from the income taxes. More detailed information can be found from Finnish Tax Administration’s web service.
The benefit is personal, and an employee can top up either a seasonal or serial ticket or value to his/her travel card. The employer-subsidized travel ticket is mainly meant for commuting between home and workplace, but it can also be used on leisure journeys.
Why should an employer offer an employer-subsidized travel ticket to the employee?
- No indirect wage costs
- Acquisition costs are deductible for the company
- Well-being of the employees increases
- Equal treatment of motorists and those using public transport
- An alternative to parking, sports, and cultural benefits
- Option for a company car
- A clear message about the company’s environmental values
- Positive employer image
An employer-subsidized travel ticket is a fringe benefit, so it does not have to be offered on the same terms to all employees as employee benefits such as sports benefits. For example, commuter benefits (= an employer-subsidized travel ticket) can be offered only to those employees who do not have a company car or a parking space at the workplace.
How to get a Korsisaari employer-subsidized travel ticket?
Paying an employer-subsidized travel ticket with employee benefits
Employee benefits providers have nationwide electronic solutions as methods of payment for an employer-subsidized travel ticket. With the electronic payment instrument, the employee can charge the travel ticket.
An employer-subsidized commuter travel card can be ordered from Korsisaari online store. The card is delivered according to your order:
- to your home address by mail
- to a pick-up point at R-kioski/Kamppi Matkahuolto. Cards can be picked up within 5 working days.
Together with the order, a 5 € card base fee has to be payed.
When collecting the card at the R-kioski/Matkahuolto Kamppi, the customer’s identity is checked, and the first ticket product can be loaded onto the card.
The travel card delivered to your home address does not contain a ticket product and the travel card must be loaded at R-kiosks or Matkahuolto Kamppi where the identity of the cardholder is checked.
Charging of a employer-subsidized travel ticket
The card can be recharged at Nurmijärvi’s R-kiosks and at Matkahuolto Kamppi (Helsinki).
Nurmijärven Linja Oy’s employer-subsidized travel tickets can be recharged in R-kiosks located in the Nurmijärvi (Eazybreak Commute Voucher, Smartum Commute benefit, ePassi Commuter and Edenred Commuting benefit card) and Matkahuolto Kamppi (Smartum Commute benefit, Edenred Commuting benefit card and Matkahuolto’s commuter’s vouchers).
Employer-subsidized travel ticket with corporate invoicing
The employer makes an invoicing contract for the employer-subsidized travel ticket with Nurmijärven Linja Oy. The employer can buy a ticket directly for the employee’s use, for example, for a year. Download the contract template for your use and send the saved and fulfilled contract to email@example.com. In the subject field of the e-mail, please write: Employer-subsidized travel ticket and the name of the company/association.
Korsisaari makes personal travel cards for the employees and loads tickets for a fixed period according to the employer’s order, for example for one year at a time.
At the end of the first period, either the employer or the employee visits the Korsisaari bus debot to load a new season to the card. The employer’s contract or a copy of the contract is required for loading.
Nurmijärven Linja Oy charges an invoicing surcharge and any postage costs for the invoiced employer-subsidized travel ticket.
Products of employer-subsidized commuter ticket providers
Eazybreak commuting benefit
Eazybreak commuting benefit is used by a mobile phone and it is a handy payment instrument provided by the employer to pay employee benefits. The employer makes a contract with Eazybreak..
ePassi Commuter is a quick and easy way for an employer to offer the commuting benefit. ePassi Commuter automates the entire process of managing commuting benefits. The employer makes a contract with ePassi Payments Oy.
Smartum Commute benefit
Smartum Commute benefit is used by a mobile phone app and it is a functional targeted payment instrument provided by the employer to pay employee benefits. The employer makes a contract with Smartum Oy.
Edenred Commuting benefit card
Edenred Commuting benefit card is an easy and safe to use. It is MasterCard-based card by which the employer can offer employees a commuting benefit.
The employer has to register as an Edenred customer.
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