How to file commuting expenses within special sectors of work in MyTax

  1. Select Tax returns and tax information under Activities.

  2. Select the year 2019.

  3. Select Pre-completed tax return.

  4. Select Correct.

  5. On the first page, you will see your own details. Go to the section Pre-completed income and deductions.

  6. Check that your pre-completed income and deductions are correct. If you have filed travel expenses for your tax card or tax return previously, you can see them here. In this stage, you can correct details or file new travel expenses. Continue from step 8 of these instructions.

    If you have no travel expenses in the section Pre-completed income and deductions, proceed to Other deductions.

  7. Select Yes for Travel expenses. Then click Add new travel expense.

  8. Select Other than commute. Then select Temporary business trips and travel in special sectors.

  9. Select vehicle type.

    a) If you are filing commuting expenses based on public transport, enter the following details:

    • state if you have worked at the location for more than 3 years
    • state if your employer has given you tax-exempt compensation for your travel expenses and give the amount
    • address details (home address and address of the place of work)
    • daily travel distance (e.g. 20 km)
    • period of travel (e.g. 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019)
    • travel expenses in euros (e.g. €1,000).

    b) If you are filing the travel expenses for trips using your own car or a company car, also enter the following:

    • vehicle from drop-down list
    • number of travel days.

    Once everything is correct, click OK. Proceed to Preview and send.

  10. Enter the number of travel days and total length of travel for the entire year.

  11. Recheck the details. If everything is correct, click Submit.

  1. Select Tax returns and tax information under Activities.

  2. Select the year 2020. Then click on Travel expenses.

  3. If you also want to request a new tax card where the travel expenses have already been considered in the tax rate, select Request a new tax card. (See the instructions: Ordering a tax card in MyTax)

    If you do not want to request a new tax card, select Report deduction only.

    When you only report the deduction, the details you file will automatically show in your next request for a tax card or prepayments and in the pre-completed tax return. The credit will be taken into account in the tax rate of the next tax card or afterwards in the final tax assessment (in the amount of tax refund or back taxes).

  4. You can file the travel expenses by clicking Add new travel expense.

  5. Select Other than commute. Then select Temporary business trips and travel in special sectors.

  6. Select vehicle type.
    If you are filing the travel expenses for trips using your own car, for example, enter the following details:

    • state if have you worked at the location for more than 3 years
    • vehicle from drop-down list
    • state if your employer has given you tax-exempt compensation for your travel expenses and give the amount
    • whether or not you make the same trip regularly
    • address details (home address and address of the place of work)
    • daily travel distance (e.g. 20 km)
    • period of travel (e.g. 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020)
    • number of travel days
    • amount of travel expenses (e.g. €1,000)
  7. If everything is correct, click Submit.