Food vouchers made of paper have been around for many decades. And yet, they're far from being accepted in a lot of places. This limits the food choices for employees, particularly in the vicinity of their company.
Additionally, both paper vouchers and receipts can easily get lost. Plus, it takes a long time to properly put all receipts in order. Especially for large teams, it's much easier to avoid paper vouchers and receipts completely and to document subsidized items and foods digitally.
In order to save money with subsidies, companies will have to prove each purchase to the tax office (Finanzamt). While transmitting receipts is time consuming and complex, electronical receipts will lower the effort substencially.
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One way to document food purchases for subsidy are apps. For a small fee, apps like Hrmony, Billyard or Salfy either include digital food vouchers or can be used to scan receipts.
Even easier than apps are delivery services like Smunch that include the tax benefit in their price.
We at Smunch make it our mission to bring teams together over shared lunches by delivering employees lunches simultaneously. Not only does that make breaks more relaxed, but also more affordable. With every meal delivery to your office, the tax benefit is directly deducted from the price beforehand. So you won't ever have to worry about using a voucher or scanning receipts. The lunch is immediately cheaper and accounting will be a breeze. Companies save precious time and money while their teams can choose from a large variety of daily changing lunch options.
Smunch has different modules for payment. The common denominator - we want to make it as easy as possible for both employers and employees to implement food subsidies.
Get in touch with us and we'll help you optimize subsidies.