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Withdraw up to 600€ per year tax-free

The maximum allowance from company to employee is 600 euros per year. These can be paid out regularly up to 50 euros per month as a tax-free payment in kind. Alternatively, companies can use tax-free benefits in kind for one-off or periodically recurring wage increases, such as one-off bonuses, lump sum travel allowances or Christmas gifts.maximale Zuwendung von Unternehmen zu Arbeitnehmenden beträgt 600 Euro pro Jahr. Diese können regelmäßig monatlich bis zu 50 Euro als Steuerfreier Sachbezug ausgezahlt werden. Alternativ haben Unternehmen die Möglichkeit, Steuerfreie Sachbezüge für einmalige bzw. periodisch wiederkehrende Lohnerhöhungen wie z.B. einmalige Boni, pauschale Fahrtkostenzuschüsse oder aber Weihnachtsgeschenke zu nutzen.

An additional 180€ as gifts for special occasions

In addition to the monthly tax-free payment in kind, there are other ways to pay special attention to employees. And that's also tax-free! On personal occasions, companies can send employees up to 60 euros 3 times a year to show them their appreciation. This includes, for example, a birthday, a company anniversary, the birth of a child or co-payments in the on-boarding or offboarding of employees. With Regional Hero's benefit solutions, tax-free benefits in kind can be paid out to employees easily, digitally and flexibly.3 mal jährlich bis zu 60 Euro zukommen lassen, um ihnen ihre Wertschätzung zu zeigen. Dazu gehören beispielsweise ein Geburtstag, ein Firmenjubiläum, die Geburt eines Kindes oder Zuzahlungen im On-oder Offboarding von Mitarbeitenden. Mit den Benefit-Lösungen von Regional Hero können Steuerfreie Sachbezüge unkompliziert, digital und flexibel an Mitarbeitende ausgezahlt werden.

Internet package

Communication: With the Internet allowance, companies can cover the costs of employee Internet access on a pro rata basis. A monthly subsidy of up to 50 euros is also possible here. Attention: the Internet lump sum is taxed at a flat rate of 25%.Internetpauschale können Unternehmen anteilig die Kosten für den Internetzugang von Mitarbeitenden übernehmen. Hier ist ebenfalls eine monatliche Bezuschussung von bis 50 Euro möglich.Achtung: die Internetpauschale wird mit 25% pauschal versteuert.

Health promotion

With tax-free benefits in kind, companies can also contribute to the physical well-being of employees. This is because the recovery allowance makes it possible for employees and their children and spouses to receive a subsidy for a vacation. The 25 percent lump sum tax also applies here.körperlichen Wohlergehen von Mitarbeitenden beitragen. Denn die Erholungsbeihilfe ermöglicht es, dem Mitarbeitenden und seinen Kindern und Ehegatten einen Zuschuss zu einem Erholungsurlaub zu geben. Auch hier gilt die 25 prozentige Pauschalversteuerung.

Kindergarten subsidy

Would your employees be happy to receive 780 euros more per year? Without deductions? Definitely. With tax-free benefits in kind via the Regional Hero Card, you can make this pleasure easy for them — and save on additional non-wage costs.Kindergartenzuschüssen unterstützen. Diese sind ebenfalls steuerfrei, wenn das betreffende Kind nicht schulpflichtig ist und die Beitragszahlungen nachgewiesen werden können. Ob die Einrichtung betrieblich oder außerbetrieblich ist, ist dabei nicht relevant. Zu beachten ist allerdings, dass sie nicht nur zur Betreuung, sondern auch zur Unterbringung dient!

special rewards

If you want to motivate employees, special bonuses can help. Flat-rate benefits in kind fall under the category Business Expenditure and can therefore be used as an incentive for employees. Benefits in kind as a special bonus are taxed at a flat rate of 30%.Sonderprämien helfen. Pauschale Sachzuwendungen laufen unter der Kategorie Betriebsausgabe und können daher als Incentivierung für Mitarbeitende genutzt werden. Sachzuwendungen als Sonderprämie werden mit 30 % pauschal versteuert.

Fuel voucher

Employees travel a lot and refueling is a drain on their wallets? The fuel voucher could be the key to greater satisfaction when it comes to mobility.Tankgutschein könnte der Schlüssel zu einer höheren Zufriedenheit in puncto Mobilität sein.

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Everything you want to know — simply explained.

What is a cash benefit card?

A benefit card in kind is a tool with which companies can provide their employees with tax-free benefits in kind. The Regional Hero Card is a special benefit card that aims to promote the local economy. The card works like a prepaid credit card and can be used at all acceptance points that accept Mastercard. Employers can conveniently top up the cards with tax-free benefits in kind, which employees can then use in shops and services in their region. The Regional Hero Card provides a convenient way to provide employees with tax-free benefits while supporting and strengthening the local economy. It promotes employee loyalty to the company and contributes to the attractiveness of the workplace. The card can be used both online and offline and is supported by a user-friendly app that helps employees discover local offers and keep an eye on their available amount.

How do companies and employees benefit from a benefits card?

Companies and employees benefit from a benefit card in kind, such as the Regional Hero Card, in various ways. Companies can pass on tax-free benefits in kind to their employees and thus increase employee motivation and retention. By supporting the local economy, they also improve their corporate image and contribute to the sustainable development of the region. Employees benefit from tax-free benefits that increase their disposable income and have the opportunity to support local businesses and services. The Regional Hero Card helps them discover the diversity of their region and promotes awareness of the importance of the local economy. Overall, the card therefore creates added value for everyone involved.

What tax-free benefits in kind can companies offer with a benefits card?

With a benefit card such as the Regional Hero Card, companies can offer their employees various tax-free benefits in kind. In Germany, for example, benefits in kind of up to 600€ per year and employee are tax-free, in addition, 180€ per year and employee can be granted for personal events such as birthdays or anniversaries. The tax-free benefits in kind include meal vouchers, vouchers for local shops, leisure facilities or cultural events. The Regional Hero Card allows companies to easily and conveniently pass on these tax-free benefits to their employees while supporting the local economy.

How can I order and activate the Regional Hero Card?

To order the Regional Hero Card for your company, please use the contact field on our website to make an appointment with us. In an online meeting, we will discuss the requirements and the desired number of cards for your employees. As soon as the cards have been ordered, your employees will receive the physical card by post or the digital card via email. The Regional Hero Card is activated via the corresponding app. Your employees must download the app on their smartphone and log in with their personal details. They then enter the activation code that they received with the card. After successful activation, the card is ready for use and the credit can be used at participating stores and service providers. The app also provides an overview of the current balance and the option to view transactions.

How does the Regional Hero Card contribute to sustainability and strengthening the local economy?

The Regional Hero Card contributes to the sustainability and strengthening of the local economy by allowing employees to spend their tax-free credit with regional businesses and service providers. In this way, the money flows directly into the local economy, which helps to secure jobs, support local companies and strengthen purchasing power in the region. By specifically promoting the local economy, sustainability is improved as transport routes are shorter and local resources are used. This results in a reduction in the ecological footprint. In addition, the Regional Hero Card promotes awareness of the importance of the local economy and the benefits of shopping with regional suppliers. By combining tax-free benefits for employees and supporting regional companies, the Regional Hero Card helps create a sustainable and economically strong community.

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