With the 2018 Budget Law, the Irpef Income Tax Relief on local, regional and interregional public transport was introduced.
With the 2019 tax return it is possible to deduct an amount equal to 19 percent of the expenses incurred in 2018 for the purchase of public transport services season tickets, regardless of its period of validity. For example: you can deduct the cost of a subscription purchased in July 2018, valid from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
The deduction is calculated on a total amount not exceeding 250 euros, with a tax benefit therefore of 47.50 euros, due even if the costs are incurred in the interest of fiscally dependent family members.
A fundamental clarification must be made in regards to the maximum limit of 250 euros, expenses incurred "cumulatively" by the tax payer, for his own season ticket and for his dependent family members.
For the deductions relating to the purchase of the season ticket, the travel document and the documentation relating to the payment must be kept.
To access the tax benefits, payment traceability is mandatory (Article 1 paragraph 679 of Law No. 160 of 27 December 2019 - Budget Law 2020). Therefore, to obtain the deduction, it is no longer possible to pay in cash. Payment must be made exclusively in one of the following ways:
- debit or cash cards
- credit or prepaid cards
In addition, the customer must keep a copy of the proof of the payment method used (ATM receipt or credit card), as well as the proof of expenditure (renewal coupon with tax validity or proof of renewal in the case of online purchases).
In case of loss of the proof of the payment method used, Trenord is not obliged to provide copy.
If the top-up receipts have not been kept, Trenord can prepare, ONLY FOR CUSTOMERS WITH NAME CARDS, a certification document that contains the essential information to qualify the ticket as well as any other information useful for identifying the service rendered (indication of the user, period of validity, expenditure incurred and date of expenditure incurred) by writing to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the purposes of deducting a non-nominative travel document, it must be kept and accompanied by a self-certification made by the taxpayer in which it is certified that the season ticket was purchased for the taxpayer or for a dependent family member.
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