The commute mobility budget is an annual amount that employees who come to work by private car, on foot, by motorbike or by personal transporter (eg. step, hoverboard) can receive. The employee can spend this amount on various mobility solutions as he or she chooses.
How much is the mobility budget?
Offering a commute mobility budget will be tax-free up to 470 euros per year per employee from 1 January 2023. Employees with a commute mobility budget can spend this amount on every imaginable mobility benefit. Ranging from a bicycle and a wheelchair to carwash fees and parking costs.
If you still have no idea what you want to buy with your commute mobility budget, you can also use the amount to reimburse your commuting kilometres. So the amount can also be used for kilometres reimbursements by private car, on foot, by motorbike or by personal transporter. Likewise, you can pay the electricity costs of your electric car.
The commute mobility budget vs legal mobility budget
It is important not to confuse the commute mobility budget with the legal mobility budget. The legal mobility budget has a strict legal framework around it. For instance, the legal mobility budget can only be used by people who have (the right to) a company car. The commute mobility budget does not have this restriction. The commute mobility budget is therefore usually very interesting for blue-collar workers.
❗ The commute mobility budget does not allow you to pay off housing costs, unlike the legal mobility budget ❗
Remember that the commute mobility budget can be combined with the bicycle allowance, public transport reimbursement (the third-party payer scheme) and the legal mobility budget.