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The employers could provide meal tickets as card that function as an electronic wallet, according to a project of law approved by the Chamber of Deputies and sent for promulgation. The new provisions would allow employers to opt for meal tickets in paper or electronic form.The project of law approved Monday, October 14, 2013, by a majority amends Law 142/1998 on granting meal tickets.
The meal tickets as electronic card represent electronic voucher values, excluding the allowance for individual feeding of employees under the new provisions adopted by parliament.
Issued in the form of a card, these vouchers would have different characteristics but a credit card.
What functions will NOT have electronic tickets:
On the meal ticket card form will be submitted or stored:
The supply for the electronic meal tickets will be made exclusively with their nominal value, provided by the employer.
Ahead of the support, what are the different between electronic meal tickets and the ones on paper?
If meal tickets on paper support does not allow for the rest in purchasing products if the value of purchases was less than the nominal printed on ticket, with electronic tickets can be debit strictly fixed amount for items purchased.
The obligations of employers in electronically meal tickets
After consultation with employees, the employer can choose the type of meal tickets. Moreover, the company is the one that will pay to the issuers of electronic meal tickets both the nominal value and the costs of issuing the electronic support.
The value of meal tickets will be electronically transferred to employees per month in the last decade of each month for the following month, corresponding to days worked, if the employer has paid the amount to the issuer.
The meal ticket, regardless of the medium in which it is expressed, has a value voucher particular tax regime, according to the Commission for labor and social protection.
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