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Multiple Savings On Public Transport

Irish News of the World

May, 2009

Diarmuid MacShane

Multiple Savings On Public Transport

I travelled by train down to Limerick over the weekend and noticed a few posters advertising a discount on car insurance for Taxsaver customers.

For those that don’t know, the TaxSaver Commuter Ticket Scheme is an incentive for all employees to use public transport. The scheme allows passengers of Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and Iarnród Éireann get bus and rail commuter tickets while saving on employer PRSI payments. Savings arise because tickets are not subject to tax or PRSI.

For those travelling regularly, the TaxSaver ticket can save a large amount of money on public transport costs over a year. Be sure to check the numbers though as in some situations, you may not actually save any money – for example, on Dublin Bus I wouldn’t save enough money in the year to make the ticket worth while.

Back to the car insurance discounts. Anyone who has an Annual Tax Saver ticket is now entitled to 10% discount off Allianz Direct Car Insurance. You have to ring Allianz Direct on 01 6133666 as it’s not available via their website yet. Check out their website, or www.taxsaver.ie for more details.

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