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Bicyclists get a bailout break.

News: Dec 01, 2008
by Betsy Marston

Starting in January, you can get paid to ride your bicycle to work. It’s all thanks to the $700 billion bailout passed by Congress to goose our failing economy back to productivity. Workers who use their bikes as primary transportation to and from their jobs will be eligible for $20 a month from their employers. In return, employers can deduct the expense from their federal taxes. Bike advocates have lobbied for the tax break for seven years, but it took ....cont.

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