Love at first bite
Provide lunch for your employees and show your appreciation, increasing employee engagement and talent retention for your company.
Submit lunch receipts in seconds and enjoy zero admin work for HR.
Save up to 50% compared to conventional salary increase.
Easy to set up
Implemented within hours thanks to our support team.
Up to €6.67 per day tax-optimised
Subsidies your colleagues lunch with the tax and social-security compensation.
Show your appreciation
Improve your employee value proposition drastically by taking care of your colleagues' well-being.
Use it anywhere
Any lunch receipts are eligible – whether bought in a restaurant, in a supermarket or delivery service while working from home. Simply scan your receipt with the Circula app and you're done!
Zero admin work for HR
Once submitted, Circula audits the receipts, calculates the reimbursements, and creates the files for your monthly payroll. 100% compliant with German tax law.
Available as two options
Choose whether you want to offer Circula Lunch as a salary increase or conversion. Both options are legally possible in Germany.
Keep track of your monthly budget and spending in the Mobile App.
Automated receipt control
Circula is checking each receipt for its tax compliance so your payroll team does not have to.
Standard payroll integrations
Circula works plug & play with DATEV LODAS und Lohn & Gehalt but also with any other payroll system upon request.
Net gross salary optimization with digital meal vouchers
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Do you have any questions?
Circula Benefits is available to all Circula Professional users at no extra cost. Our professional plan starts at €130.00 per month and includes 10 user licences. For more information on pricing, click here.
Yes! Using Circula Benefits is possible under the same conditions even while working from home.
In its decision of 20.08.1997 (BStBl. II p. 667), the BFH ruled that employers and employees may, by mutual agreement, replace cash wages with a benefit in kind without further ado.
Meal allowances that do not exceed the threshold amount can be assessed as a meal taken by the respective employee at the official non-cash remuneration value and taxed at a flat rate of 25%. In the case of lump-sum taxation, the monetary benefit is exempt from social insurance § 1 para. 1 SvEV. The amount in excess of (a maximum of) EUR 3.10 is a tax-free allowance from the employer. Additional payments made by the employee for the meal are to be credited against the lump-sum taxable non-cash benefit.
No. As the employee is entitled to a per diem allowance when travelling, benefits cannot be used on travel days. Business travellers can account for their additional meal expenses and per diems via Circula Expenses as usual.
Receipts for a specific month must always be submitted by the third day of the following month in order to be effective in the calculation of the allowance. This means that all receipts from July, for example, must be submitted in the Circula app by the 3rd of August.
We make employees benefit
Use tax benefits to optimize your employees' wages and reduce your costs at the same time.