Only receipts that include meals suitable for immediate consumption can be approved. Meals that require additional preparation/reheating do not meet the definition of immediate consumption. Not eligible for reimbursement are pantry purchases, alcohol, tobacco products or other items that are not food. More detailed information can be found here.

Rides between the home and the first place of work as well as private rides with various forms of transportation can be handed in. A list of these can be found in the drop-down menu in the submission process.

The term private Internet use includes both the running costs (e.g. basic fee for Internet access, running fees for Internet use, flat rate) and the costs of setting up Internet access (e.g. connection, modem). Costs for mobile Internet are not reimbursable.

In principle, all costs for childcare and meals for children who are not of mandatory school attendance and who have not yet reached the age of 6 can be reimbursed. Costs for care in the child’s own home are not eligible for reimbursement.

Only receipts from health courses that have been certified by the Central Prevention Testing Agency can be approved. A list of all certified courses can be found here.

For reimbursement under the recreation allowance, measures must have been used that actually serve the employee’s recreation and are directly related to a vacation. By submitting the receipt, you confirm that you have taken the recreational activity within a vacation with at least 5 consecutive vacation days.

A receipt must contain the full name and address of the supplier, the date of issue, the quantity and customary description of the goods supplied or the scope and nature of the other service, the remuneration and the tax amount for the supply or other service in one sum and the applicable tax rate or, if applicable, a reference to a tax exemption.

Yes, handing in more than one voucher for one working day is possible. 

Refunds for approved meals are usually made in the following month.

Receipts can be handed in until the 3rd day of the following month.

No, the employer does not have access to the documents handed in. Only in the event of a tax audit, become.1 allows the relevant authorities access to the receipts.