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Expenses for the production of income

Tax cards for 2024, arriving at the turn of the year, do not include expenses for the production of wage income, such as home office deductions. If you have more than €750 in expenses for the production of wage income for 2024, you can request a new, revised tax card. See instructions for requesting a tax card.

Expenses for the production of income refer to costs caused by the production of wage income. Such costs include your workspace, own tools and professional literature.

Expenses for the production of income are deducted from your wage income, and they decrease the amount of taxable earned income. If you have wage income, you will automatically receive a €750 deduction. The Tax Administration makes the deduction on your behalf. However, the deduction may not exceed your wage income amount.

If you have expenses for the production of income exceeding €750 per year, you must report the expenses yourself. You must fill in the full amounts, do not subtract the own-liability amount yourself.

How to report a deduction for the production of income

What costs are deductible?

You can get the deduction for the production of income for

These expenses cannot be deducted

Other deductible expenses for the production of income

Trade-union membership fees and unemployment fund fees can be deducted as expenses for the production of income. In most cases, the Tax Administration receives information directly from trade unions and unemployment funds, including lists of fees paid to them. Please check your pre-completed tax return to make sure that the information is correct. If you make the membership payments yourself, report them on your tax return when you receive it for checking.

Commuting expenses are also tax-deductible costs. You must report these costs yourself.

Page last updated 11/27/2023