Luxembourg - Lunch vouchers increase in value - October 31, 2016

The trade unions have been asking for it for quite some time, and now it will take place. The system of lunch vouchers will be modified. As of January 2017, the value of ‘chèques-repas’ vouchers, currently at €8.40 each, will increase to €10.80. Lunch vouchers include a contribution by employers to their employees, largely exempt from taxation. The 30% increase is foreseen as part of the tax reform, and the adjustment is welcome by many: from trade unions to restaurant operators, to providers managing the vouchers, not to mention the roughly 60,000 employees who benefit from them. It's the first time in over 20 years that the value has increased; in 2002, however, the increase was only by one cent.

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