To encourage the use of the bicycle, the government has sneaked into the law of energy transition an article providing for the reimbursement by the companies of the kilometers travelled to cycling by their employees.
The energy transition, green growth and the fight against the global warming which the government we flap the ears without stopping can have a good. In effect, article 50 of the law on this transition provision should be of interest to the cycling champion that lies dormant in you.
employees traveling by bicycle or electric bike between their home and their place of work, may obtain from the employer a refund of a portion of the costs incurred to develop muscles of the calves . It is not ask your company to pay you the price of the bike, which often exceeds 1 000 euros if there is power assistance, but to pay you an allowance per kilometre travelled. This amount would not be very high since, according to the parliamentary debates, it might be around 25 euro cents per kilometre. Therefore, there is not anything to jump to the ceiling but, for the lovers of the "little queen" it's always good to take.
used in conjunction with the repayments transport
A priori, because of the application decrees have yet to specify the conditions of application, these "cool bike" will be used in conjunction with your subscription fee to the public transport (Navigo pass, for example, carte SNCF). So, if you live in le Mans and working in Paris, the employer can reimburse you part of your subscription (TGV) and you pay 50 euro cents per day if you go by bike to the train station is located two kilometres from your home.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
This reimbursement of "cool bike" is not a right. It must be the result of a company agreement and if it is not within the scope of the mandatory annual negotiations on some topics, a unilateral decision of the employer after consultation with the works committee or staff delegates.
But not now...
Still in the ranks of the good news, this repayment of your "pedal pushes" will not be considered a benefit in kind taxable at the income tax.
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In principle, you can ask for reimbursement of your expenses from the 1st July 2015. Unfortunately, their actual implementation is subject to the publication of application decrees, you will have to wait and continue to pedal for the sole pleasure of the sport.