From 1st of October 2023, the meal allowance will increase. It is yet another increase this year. During the last year and half, the food allowance has been increased five times – in January, June and October 2023 and in May and September 2022.
The increase derives from the domestic meal allowance for a business trip as follows:
|Duration of business trip||Meals from 1.6.2023 to 30.9.2023||Meals from 1 October 2023|
|5 – 12 hours||€7.30||€7.80|
|12 – 18 hours||€10.90||€11.60|
|18 or more hours||€16.40||€17.40|
Based on this, the following amounts will apply:
According to the Labor Code, the employer is obliged to provide the employee with a meal allowance:
The employer can cover part of the price of the meal with a contribution from the social fund, without a limit.
If the employer provides employees with a financial allowance for meals, its amount will be the same as the amount the employer contributes for food or a tour ticket :
The meal allowance for self-employed persons will also change, from 1.10. 2023 self-employed people can claim tax expenses in the amount of €4.29 per day worked (until September 30, 2023 this amount was €4.02).