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Tax-free non-cash compensation
Inflation compensation
Special occasions

Up to 780€ annually tax free

Tax-free benefits in kind in Cologne with the Colonia Card

With your Colonia-Card you can pay easily - whether in the fat cow or in the Noa. Even the small donation during your visit to the Cologne Cathedral can be paid from the card balance. You would rather spend the credit on the Colonia-Card for more practical things? No problem, the card is also accepted at the owner-operated Edeka on the corner or the regional gas station.

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What is the tax-free benefit in kind?

With the tax-free payment in kind, employees can be paid an additional salary on a flexible basis. Monthly or on specific occasions such as birthdays. As a monthly tax-free benefit in kind, up to 600 euros (12x50 euros) can be granted tax-free annually. In addition, 180 euros (3x60 euros) can be given tax-free annually on personal occasions as a token of appreciation. That's a total of up to 780 euros per year! Find out more about tax-free benefits in kind and their various uses here.

More about the Colonia Card

What is the Colonia Card?

The Colonia Card is a voucher card that can be redeemed at all participating local businesses in the Cologne region. The app ensures secure and easy payment and shows users our personal favorite places - not only in the Old Town or Ehrenfeld, but in the entire region! In addition, the app makes it possible to collect bonus points or to contact the points of acceptance directly.

Why the Colonia Card in particular?

The Colonia-Card is the most individual, easiest and fastest solution to do something good for your employees! Hundreds of acceptance points make it possible for each of your employees to find the right thing for them. In addition, the sustainable design and regional ties make the Colonia-Card the award winner in ecological terms. Thanks to its versatility, e.g. for birthdays or for tax-free benefits in kind, and the possibility of quick recharging, the Colonia-Card is also the simplest solution for employers. And nice to know: no personal data of your employees is required.

Discover your region with the diversity of the Regional Hero Card!

Support regionality from the couch: This will soon no longer be a problem with the integrated online marketplaces for regional & sustainable offers.

Restaurant
Supermarket
Online markets
Mobility
Refuel
Cosmetics
Shopping
Culture
Art
Kids & Teens
Bar
Sports

Sounds good already? Gets even better!

If you're ever not in the mood to explore, but still want to spend the tax-free non-cash benefit, it's also possible at all Mastercard acceptance points in the region.

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