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BARTHAUER Company Bicycle Program: German Company Gets Employees Moving

By [email protected] - 23rd August 2016 - 09:40

Riding a bike to work is not only good for your health and the environment: for the employees of Barthauer Software GmbH, it pays off financially as well. Based on the fact that the company car privilege also applies to bicycles since the end of 2012, the Braunschweig Company provides its employees with a company bicycle through its self-financing company bicycle program. Equal tax treatment of company cars and company bicycles in Germany is enabling entrepreneurs to offer bikes as a means of transportation for employees. Since the lease payment is deducted directly from the gross salary, employees also have the option of leasing the bicycle of their choice at lower cost with a tax benefit. This legal change sends an important signal for the equal recognition of bicycles as an inner city means of transport and clearly supports environmental protection.