Notice 2018-99 Parking Expenses for Qualified Transportation Fringe

Notice 2018-99, which provides interim guidance for taxpayers to determine the amount of parking expenses for qualified transportation fringes (QTFs) that is nondeductible under § 274(a)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and for tax-exempt organizations to determine the corresponding increase in the amount of unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) under § 512(a)(7) attributable to the nondeductible parking expenses. Sections 274 and 512 were amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Pub. L. No. 115-97, §§ 13304 and 13703, 131 Stat. 2054, 2123, 2169 (2017) (the Act), effective for amounts paid or incurred after December 31, 2017. As amended by the Act, § 274(a)(4) generally disallows a deduction for expenses with respect to QTFs provided by taxpayers to their employees, and § 512(a)(7) generally provides that a tax-exempt organization’s UBTI is increased by the amount of the QTF expense that is nondeductible under § 274. However, the Act does not address how to determine the amount of the QTF expense that is nondeductible or treated as an increase in UBTI.