My meal cost less than the minimum value of the lunch benefit, why was I still charged that amount?

The Tax Administration determines the annual minimum and maximum values for the lunch benefit.

For taxation reasons, we must always charge at least the minimum value of the lunch benefit (which changes annually) according to the annual limits, even if the purchase costs less than this. Please note this when making payments!

Example: your lunch purchase costs 6,20 €, which is below the minimum value in 2023. This is why we will have to charge you the minimum amount of 8 €. This is also why you cannot make payments if you have under 8 € on your lunch benefit account.