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Deduct your carwash fees

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The cost of the carwash is tax-deductible to the same extent as your company car. The maximum tax deductibility depends on the CO2 emissions of your car and its professional use.

Suppose your company car is 70% tax deductible, so are the carwash costs. The carwash belongs to “other car expenses,” just like maintenance, car accessories, car insurance, parking costs….

Carwash expenses are tax-deductible

The maximum tax deductibility of your company car depends on the CO2 emissions of your car. To find out the deductibility, apply this formula:

120%- (0.5% x [coefficient] x CO2 )

If you’re not sure how much your car’s maximum tax deduction is, you can consult this article.

An example:

You bought a gasoline-powered car this year (2024). This car, according to the above gram formula, is 60% tax deductible. You are self-employed in a secondary occupation and you use the car for professional purposes only 50% of the time. Then the maximum tax deductibility is 30% (50% of 60%). Other costs related to your company car, such as the car wash, are then equally tax deductible at 30%.

In practice, you deduct the carwash expenses, excluding VAT, from your taxes.

If you receive a VAT invoice for your carwash, you can also deduct a portion of the VAT: 35% if it is a mixed vehicle, 85% if it is a commercial vehicle.

In the case of a company vehicle, you only deduct 100% VAT if you can prove that you use the vehicle exclusively for business purposes and have an alternative for private use.


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