# Calculator for tax credit for household expenses

Use this calculator to determine how much tax credit for household expenses you can claim for work paid for in 2023 or 2024. You can claim tax credit for household expenses if you pay for work such as cleaning, childcare or renovation.

If you have paid for household work, nursing and caregiving or if you switch from oil heating to more sustainable energy sources, you can claim more tax credit for household expenses than from renovation work. This is why you must specify the type of credit when you use the calculator.

You can use the calculator if the household work was done by a company. If you have hired an employee, you cannot use the calculator.

How to file tax credit for household expenses

Note: If the tax credit is greater than the amount of taxes you have to pay, the Tax Administration automatically deducts the tax credit from your spouse's taxes. If your spouse does not have enough tax to pay either, you are not eligible for tax credit for household expenses.

Example. Jarmo commissions a bathroom and sauna renovation in 2024. The amount charged for work is €10,000. He also switches from oil heating to another heating system. The amount charged for the work related to this change is €5,000. The credit threshold for tax credit for household expenses is €100.
The rate of deduction for renovation expenses is 40%, the maximum amount being €2,500.
The rate of deduction for replacement of oil heating is 60%, the maximum amount being €3,500.
The credit for the renovation expenses is calculated first: €10,000 x 40% = €4,000
The credit threshold, i.e. €100, is deducted from the sum. This leaves €3,900.
However, the maximum credit amount for renovation expenses is €2,250.
The next step is to calculate the credit for the replacement of oil heating: 5,000 x 60% = 3,000
Since a credit of €2,250 has already been used for the renovation, the credit for the replacement of oil heating is at most €1,250 (€3,500 - €2,250).
The total amount of tax credit for household expenses that Jarmo receives is €3,500 (2,250 + 1,250)

Page last updated 1/23/2024