You pay for your household help with service vouchers. These vouchers are tax-efficient and user-friendly. Ordering service vouchers or paying with service vouchers for the first time? This is what you need to know.
What is a service voucher?
Service vouchers are a simple means of payment when making use of cleaning or household help. The vouchers are issued by Sodexo and the normal purchase value of a service voucher is 9 euros. Because the system is subsidised by the federal government, you enjoy a tax deduction of 20%, which means that your net contribution is limited to 7.20 euros. When you use service vouchers, you will receive a tax certificate each year to include in your tax return.
Benefits of service vouchers
- Affordable and tax-friendly: you can deduct 20% of the total cost from taxes. So of the 9 euros that you initially pay, you effectively pay only 7.20 euros.
- Economically attractive: the vouchers constitute a fixed salary, and thus a guaranteed income for the household help.
- Monitored and organised: a completely legal and reliable system, backed by the government.
- Easy to manager: you can easily request your service vouchers on the Sodexo website.