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No, as a company you can offer the bicycle plan to your colleagues free of charge.
When an employee with an active lease leaves the company, the agreements contained in the addendum take effect. This document is entered into by each employee before the lease bike can be selected. We provide an example of the addendum. This states, for example, that the colleague who leaves the company must make a net payment for the remaining lease installments. In this construction, your company pays off the remaining instalments to the lease company. If your company does not want to include this condition, we facilitate three options for the company where you work in order to minimise your risk:
To support you throughout the journey, we have developed a digital platform that you can use for free. Here you can manage all processes and let all parties (the company you work for, all employees and the bicycle store) come together to arrange everything. The administration is also a breeze: you can arrange most things with one push of a button. Of course we are always there for you if you have any questions about the platform, so that you can enter the leaseplan without any worries.
First you add 7% of the (recommended) retail price of the bicycle to the income of your cycling colleague. Then you deduct wage (income) tax from this. This is also shown on the paycheck.
Suppose the new price of the chosen bicycle is € 2,500 and the yearly (annual) addition is € 175. If you divide this amount by 12 (months), you arrive at € 14.58 of addition per month. You add this amount to your gross income. This means that each month tax is also paid on this amount. If you then calculate this again, that extra tax comes down to about € 5 per month.
If your organization cannot or will not pay the full lease amount, the employee leasing the bicycle can voluntarily offset ('exchange') the lease costs and the service and insurance package against the gross salary. The gross salary then decreases slightly, which also means that there is less tax to pay. This way the gross/net benefit has advantages, which even without a contribution from the employer can be up to 35% tax advantage over a private purchase.
We offer all types of bicycles, which is well over 200! From e-bikes to granny bikes and mountain bikes to electric cargo bikes.
With over 1100 affiliated bike stores, there is always one that is near you. You can go to the local bike store around the corner, but also to one of the specialty stores across the country. For purchase and maintenance. This way your colleagues can get on their bicycles without a care in the world. Check our dealer locator for all connected bike stores.
For your convenience, all new lease contracts take effect as of the first day of the month. Even if your colleague picks up the bicycle before that time. This is because we make a distinction between the day of issue and the start date of the contract:
If your company pays the entire amount, you only need to process the addition in the paycheck. If your company makes a contribution or only facilitates the lease, you process both the addition and the monthly lease amount in the paycheck records.
Our goal is to make it as carefree as possible for (unburden/easy) you. That's why we provide all our bikes with standard all-risk insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance. In addition, your colleague can choose between the following maintenance packages at a competitive rate:
The exact insurance amount depends on the price of the bicycle. The monthly service and insurance costs are included in the lease price.
Each company can create and design its own lease plan. To give you an idea of what that might look like, we give three examples:
In sum, your cycling colleague could be dealing with two expenses:
The untaxed allowance can be combined with the lease bike. This is how it works:
For commuter kilometers with the lease bicycle there is no right to the untaxed kilometer compensation. But for the kilometers covered by other means of transport - such as your own car or public transport - you may continue to pay the kilometer compensation.
Suppose that before the bike plan, your colleague went to work five days a week by private car. They received an allowance for this. Now that the colleague has a lease bike, they cycle to work two days a week and three days a week use their own car. This means that you can continue to pay a kilometer allowance for three days a week. As a company, you can of course reinvest the two days of allowance in the lease amount at no cost, which means the company employee pays a lower monthly amount.