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Exercise and culture benefit

Encourage your staff to enjoy exercise and culture experiences! With Smartum's exercise and culture benefit your employees get to better their well-being diversely.

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Something for everyone

The Smartum exercise and culture network includes over 15 000 activity locations that will accept Smartum payments. Whether your employees are into bodybuilding, heavy rock or high culture, this benefit works for everyone. Gym, samba, yoga, rock concerts, opera – you name it!

You can offer exercise and culture benefit as digital saldo, paper vouchers, or with SmartumPlus flexible saldo. The choice is yours!

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Exercise saldo

Offer exercise and culture as digital saldo

With Smartum's digital exercise and culture saldo, hobbies can be paid with hassle-free SmartumPay mobile app or with online payment, depending on the venue. SmartumPay is up for a free download in app stores.

The exercise and culture saldo stored in an employee’s Smartum account is valid for 18 months from the time the balance is stored.
Any exercise and culture saldo left over after the expiry date are returned to the employer’s Smartum account for redistribution to employees.

Ordering and costs

Ordering, keeping track and managing Smartum's digital exercise and culture saldo is easy in Smartum web service.

The price consists of account management fee (percentage), which is calculated of the nominal value of the saldo benefit being purchased. Management fee for exercise and culture saldo is 5%.  Invoicing fee is €15 per order. Value-added tax (24 %) will be added to the ancillary costs. The benefits themselves are free of value-added tax.

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Exercise and culture voucher

Offer exercise and culture benefit as paper vouchers

The traditional five-euro voucher is the right choice for employers who want to offer their employees more tangible benefits. The vouchers are valid for a minimum of 12 months. The exercise and culture vouchers on sale now are valid until 31st of December 2021.

Ordering and costs

Exercise vouchers are delivered in bundles of ten vouchers. After you have placed an order via Smartum’s online service and approved your invoice, the vouchers will be sent to you.

The delivery fee of orders placed in Smartum web service is €30 or €35, depending on the delivery method. The delivery fee includes postage. Value-added tax (24 %) will be added to the delivery fee.

You can also order personalised exercise and culture vouchers. This means that each voucher comes with the employee’s name printed on it and there is no need to write the names on the back. The cost of personalisation is €0.07 per voucher, with a minimum charge of €75 (+ VAT 24%).

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Taxation of exercise & culture benefit

Tax-free sporty and culture hobbies

Support your employees in their exercising and cultural activities and deduct the resulting expenses in full in your company’s income taxation. The benefit is tax-free to the employee, if it can be deemed normal and reasonable. Employees’ voluntary exercise and cultural hobbies may be supported to the amount of €400 per year.

The employee can also be expected to pay their own contribution for the exercise and culture benefits – this has been approved by the tax authority.

Read more about the taxation of exercise and culture benefit from our tax guide

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