How to claim meal expenses in MyTax

You can deduct an amount corresponding to the meal allowance per day of travel as expenses for the production of income, if all the following conditions are met:

  • You are a special-sector employee and you do not have a fixed place of work.
  • Your employer has not provided lunch service at the special place of work or a place close to it.
  • Your employer has not paid you a meal allowance, a daily allowance or other compensation for meals.
  • Your expenses for the production of income total more than €750.

You can claim a deduction equal to the meal allowance on your tax return. In 2020, the meal allowance was €10.75 per day.

How to file in MyTax:

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

  2. Select the year 2020.

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

  4. Select Correct.

  5. In the first stage, you will see your relevant taxpayer details. Select Next or Previous to navigate in MyTax or click the item of your choice in the stage path.

    Go to 4 – Other deductions and select Yes under Expenses for the production of income.

  6. Click Open specification under Expenses for the production of wage income.

  7. Enter the sum of the meals under Increased living expenses due to business trips.

  8. When the entries are correct, click OK.

  9. Go to 5 – Preview and send. Check the details before submitting them.

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

    If you want to continue later, click Save as unfinished.

    If the details are correct, click Submit.

    You receive an acknowledgement of receipt.