You can now use your lunch benefit to pay for meal delivery

Updated 27 August 2020 (added mention of the regulations’ extended period of validity and information about Wolt). Originally published 7.4.2020

In order to ease the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus, the Tax Administration has made temporary changes to its decision on the lunch benefit to pay for food delivery, as employees may have to work from home and may not be able to use their regular meal benefits in workplace cafeterias. The tax authority has responded to the situation by temporarily easing the regulations around lunch benefit use: until 31.12.2020, lunch benefit can be used to pay for meal delivery (besides only food).


What does this mean in practice?

Previously, the lunch benefit could only be used to pay for food, and any delivery fee had to be paid with other payment method. Now, you can pay for both the food and delivery with your lunch benefit. Please note that the maximum payment per meal is still 10,70€.

Some sample calculations:

  1. The meal costs 6,80€ and the delivery fee is 3€. You can pay the whole sum (9,80€) using your lunch benefit.
  2. The meal costs 10,70€ and the delivery fee is 3€. You can pay 10,70€ using your lunch benefit, and the additional 3€ using some other form of payment.

For more information, visit the tax authority’s website >>


Where can I find a restaurant that offers take-away or delivery?

Edenred’s network of restaurants is Finland’s largest and you can use our Search tool to find a restaurant near you. By applying the filters: take-away and/or delivery you can view the places which offer these take-away food or delivery.


How can I order food to be delivered?

You can usually order food either by calling the restaurant directly or via their website. Order the meals that you like, and when paying choose the option to pay upon delivery. If you are using paper lunch vouchers, make sure that the driver can accept those as some restaurants only accept card payments when making deliveries.

Additionally, Edenred card can be added in Wolt. Read more about Wolt in here>

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