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

File the expenses for which you have not received reimbursement from your employer and the expenses for using your personal tools. Enter the actual amounts. To see the reimbursement that your employer has paid and reported, go to “Pre-completed income and deductions” in MyTax.

These expenses are regarded as expenses for the production of income, so there is no threshold. However, report your expenses only if they exceed €750 a year.

  1. Select “Tax returns and tax information” under “Activities” on the MyTax home page.

  2. Select the year 2018.

  3. Select “Pre-completed tax return” under “Income tax”.

  4. In the first stage, you will see your own details. You can navigate in MyTax by selecting “Next” or “Previous” or, alternatively, by clicking the item of your choice in the stage path.

  5. a) If you have filed travel expenses previously, you will see the data pre-completed in stage 2. Pre-completed income and deductions. You can edit or delete the information.

    b) If you have not filed travel expenses previously, go to 4. Other income and select “Yes” under “Travel expenses”.

  6. You can file details by selecting “Add new travel expense”.

  7. Now select “Other than commute” and “Temporary business trips and travel in special sectors”.

  8. Enter the type of vehicle you have used, such as your own car.

  9. Fill in the following information:

    • Have you worked at the location for more than 3 years?
    • Type of vehicle
    • Has your employer paid you tax-exempt reimbursement for travel expenses?
    • Have you made the same round trip regularly?

    Enter the following required information:

    • address details (from where to where)
    • daily one-way travel distance
    • daily round-trip travel distance
    • time period when you made these trips
    • number of travel days during the period

    If necessary, you can give a more detailed description by adding an attachment file.

  10. Once the details are correct, click “OK”.

  11. If you want to file more travel expenses, start again at “Add new travel expense”. Finally, enter the total number of travel days and the total distance of all the trips your have reported.

    When you are done, submit the information. Go to 5 “Preview and send”.

  12. We will send you an acknowledgement of receipt.

For purposes of taxation, weekend and other trips made during a job assignment are regarded as travel between home and work. The credit threshold is €750.

  1. Select “Tax returns and tax information” under “Activities” on the MyTax home page.

  2. Select the year 2018.

  3. Select “Pre-completed tax return” under “Income tax”.

  4. In the first stage, you will see your own details. You can navigate in MyTax by selecting “Next” or “Previous” or, alternatively, by clicking the item of your choice in the stage path.

  5. a) If you have filed travel expenses previously, you will see the data pre-completed in stage 2. Pre-completed income and deductions. You can edit or delete the information.

    b) If you have not filed travel expenses previously, go to 4. Other income and select “Yes” under “Travel expenses”.

  6. You can file details by selecting “Add new travel expense”.

  7. Select “Commute” and the type of vehicle.

  8. a) If you are filing travel expenses based on public transport, enter the following:

    • 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 2018 and 31 December 2018)
    • travel expenses in euros (e.g. €1,000)

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

    • grounds for using means other than public transport
    • vehicle (drop-down list)
    • number of travel days

    Once the details are correct, click “OK”.

  9. Go to 5 “Preview and send”.

  10. Check the details before submitting them.

    If needed, you can still make corrections. You can return to earlier stages by clicking Previous.

  11. If the details are correct, click “Submit”.

  12. We will send you an acknowledgement of receipt.

  1. Select “Tax returns and tax information” under “Activities” on the MyTax home page.

  2. Select the year 2018.

  3. Select “Pre-completed tax return” under “Income tax”.

  4. In the first stage, you will see your own details. You can navigate in MyTax by selecting “Next” or “Previous” or, alternatively, by clicking the item of your choice in the stage path.

  5. a) If you have filed travel expenses previously, you will see the data pre-completed in stage 2. Pre-completed income and deductions. You can edit or delete the information.

    b) If you have not filed travel expenses previously, go to 4. Other income and select “Yes” under “Travel expenses”.

  6. You can file details by selecting “Add new travel expense”.

  7. Next, select “Other than commute” and “Going home for the weekend”.

  8. Enter the type of vehicle you have used for business trips, and the grounds for deduction of weekend travel expenses.

  9. Fill in the following required information:

    • address details (from where to where)
    • daily one-way travel distance
    • daily round-trip travel distance
    • time period when you made these trips
    • number of travel days during the period

    Once the details are correct, click “OK”.

  10. Go to 5. “Preview and send”.

  11. Check the details before submitting them.

    If needed, you can still make corrections. You can return to earlier stages by clicking Previous.

  12. If the details are correct, click “Submit”.

  13. We will send you an acknowledgement of receipt.