Bye buy. Hello lease.

The advantages of company bicycle leasing for the self-employed.

Kalkhoff Endeavour
E-Bike € 4.499
Urban Arrow Family
Electric Cargo Bike € 4.390
CervΓ©lo Caledonia Ultegra
Racebike € 3.199
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Benefits

Tax benefits

The leasing instalments are fixed operating expenses that reduce your tax burden. Self-employed persons drive tax-free. Talk to your tax advisor.

Excellent mobility

With us you stay mobile. Damage protection, maintenance, wear and tear and mobility guarantee are always included in the contract.

Perfect combination

A company bicycle can of course be combined with a company car. The company bicycle can be used privately for an unlimited period.

All bicycle types & brands

You can choose from all types and brands of bicycles. Whether it be a cargo bicycle, e-bicycle or mountain bicycle - the choice is yours.

What you need to know about company bicycle leasing

No driver’s logbook

You can still claim a commuting allowance of € 0.30/kilometre per one-way journey to work on your tax return.

All-round protection

Select from three different all-round protection packages. Always according to your requirements and tailored to your dream bicycle.

Operating expenditure

The lease instalments and running costs count as business expenses. As a self-employed person, you can deduct these business expenses for tax purposes.

Use

Self-employed persons no longer have to pay tax on the private use portion of leased company bicycles. Only the VAT on the private withdrawal share must be paid. Check the proof of business use with your tax advisor.

Commute

Choose your type of mobility at a moment's notice - take advantage of your new diversity.

Accessories

Of course, optional accessories such as helmets, baskets, etc. can be included in the lease.

How it works

1

Registration

Fill out the registration form - it only takes 5 minutes. We then carry out a credit check. Upon successful verification, you will receive access to our online portal.

2

Portal

No paperwork. Once you are registered as a company on the portal, everything is completely electronic. The dealer can create a contract by means of an order code.

3

Hop on your bicycle

Select your desired bicycle from one of our specialist dealers. You can choose any brand and type of bicycle. 

4

Administration

Our electronic portal provides you with all the information you need for your bookkeeping.

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What others are saying

Reviews from those already using a company bicycle.

I cycle to my appointments in a relaxed way and escape the traffic jams and stress.
Annelie Thoben
I can use my company bicycle make small deliveries directly or drop my children off at daycare.
Frank Koppenberg
The system is incredibly simple. Almost everything is automatised. I was able to take my bicycle with me after my first visit to the dealer.
Jonas Wagner

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Cycling is good for your health. And good for your wallet. Did you know that self-employed persons no longer have to pay tax on the private use of company bicycles? Only the VAT on the private withdrawal share must be paid. Talk to your tax advisor.

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Is there a tax benefit for the self-employed also?

●      Since 1 January 2019, self-employed persons no longer have to pay tax on the private use of company bicycles (bicycles and pedelecs). Only the VAT on the private withdrawal share is to be taken into account/paid. 

●      Since S-pedelecs are legally classified as motor vehicles, they are treated the same as electric cars for tax purposes. Since 01.01.2019, the 0.25% regulation for taxation for private use and an additional 0.03% of the quartered assessment basis, rounded down to a full € 100, times one way (km) home/work must also be taxed here.

●      The leasing instalments and running costs of a company bicycle are business expenses and are tax deductible.

●      Self-employed persons who are entitled to input tax deduction can also deduct the sales tax from the leasing instalments that is included in the instalments. 

●      Moreover, self-employed persons can still claim a lump sum of 0.30 euro/kilometre for the one-way commute to the place of work on their tax return. 


●      How high is my individual tax benefit? This depends on the turnover and, of course, the respective individual tax rate, regardless of the type of bicycle chosen. We recommend that you always contact your tax advisor to calculate your individual savings.

What options do I have as a self-employed person at the end of the agreement?

●      Would you like to purchase the bicycle at the end of the agreement? Whether a company or as a private individual – just let us know! We will be happy to make you an attractive offer approx. 4-6 weeks before the regular end of the agreement.

●      Want to stop using the bicycle? Simply return it to us via one of our more than 3,000 Lease a Bike dealers.

How is a claim reported?

Claims can easily be submitted by the specialist dealer via our portal.

●      The "Damage & Theft" button in the menu takes the specialist dealer to the online form.

●      This online form makes it easy to submit the claim electronically.

●      The insurance company will review the claim and give the dealer approval for the costs to be covered by us.

●      Reimbursement of the costs to the specialist dealer will be made directly via us after receipt of the invoice.

Note: In order to guarantee rapid processing of the claim, it is submitted exclusively by the specialist dealer.

Which parts are considered wear parts?

Every Lease a Bike company bicycle receives an obligatory all-round protection package with an individually selected annual wear budget. All necessary repairs to restore operational safety as well as repairs due to wear and tear are charged to this account. The following wear parts, among others, are taken into account.

●      Tyres

●      Inner tube

●      Brake pads

●      Brake discs

●      Chain

●      Cogset / sprocket

●      Pinion

●      Chainring

●      Bottom bracket

●      Light sources

●      Brake and shift cables

How do I report wear and tear repairs or an upcoming UVV check?

Reports can easily be submitted by the specialist dealer via our portal.

●      The "Service & Maintenance" button in the menu takes the specialist dealer to the online form.

●      This online form makes it easy to submit the report electronically.

●      We will review the claim and give the dealer approval that the costs to be covered.

●      The reimbursement of the costs to the specialist dealer with settlement via the available budget within the scope of the all-round protection takes place directly after receipt of the invoice.

Note: In order to guarantee rapid processing of the claim, it is submitted exclusively by the specialist dealer.

How is a theft report made?

Reports can easily be submitted by the specialist dealer via our portal.

●      The "Damage & Theft" button in the menu takes the specialist dealer to the online form.

●      This online form makes it easy to submit the theft report electronically.

●      The specialist dealer receives approval and confirmation of cost coverage after inspection and confirmation of compensation by the insurance company.

●      A selection/coordination with availability of a bicycle of the same type and quality can be made between the specialist dealer and the user until approval.

●      The invoicing of the new bicycle and also the payment is done by us.

●      The handover of the new bicycle requires prior, final approval by us.

Note on exchanging objects in the event of theft within the existing agreement with a bicycle of the same type and quality. The new bicycle only has to have the same purchase value, including accessories, as the stolen bicycle. 

In order to guarantee rapid processing of the theft report, it is submitted exclusively by the specialist dealer.

What does the all-round protection include and what is covered?

Damage coverage

Our damage coverage includes all sudden and unforeseeable damage to or destruction of the leased property, such as by:

β€’ Theft, burglary or robbery

β€’ Operating errors

β€’ Minor negligence

β€’ Accidental damage

β€’ Vandalism

β€’ Defects in design, material or workmanship

β€’ Overvoltage, induction or implosion

β€’ Storm, frost, ice drift, earthquake or flooding

β€’ Damage to engine or battery

Mobility guarantee

In the event of a damage claim, the following coverage will apply (up to € 200 per year) in order to to guarantee mobility:

β€’ Costs for return transport to the point of issue in the event of loss of operational safety up to € 100

β€’ Costs for a rental bicycle from the 2nd day. Max. € 20 per day, max. € 100 per loss event

Maintenance package

The employee chooses between the Basic, Standard or Premium package depending on the selected bicycle and usage. Each package contains an annual budget. This is used to pay for repairs that make the bicycle safe to use (again) as well as for any wear and tear during the period of use. 

Even tire damage, as this is of course not a damage event in the sense of an insurance-related damage, is settled using the individual annual wear budget.

The budget per package is:

β€’ Basic: € 75 per year

β€’ Standard: € 150 per year 

β€’ Premium: € 200 per year

The Basic and Standard packages also cover the required UVV check per year. The Premium package includes a premium UVV check with extended scope of services outside of the required visual inspection. The costs for this are also settled via the allocated budget.

What is considered and included in the damage/theft protection?

The company bicycle must be locked with, but not connected to, a commercially available brand-name lock, unless it is physically located in an enclosed area. Protection is provided 24/7. Damage/theft reports are to be made directly to us using a form. In the event of theft, a police report is mandatory. (File number) Your employer as lessee must also be informed immediately in the event of a claim. You can fill out this notification of claim form on your own or together with your specialist dealer, who will be happy to assist you. 

What are the warranty periods for the company bicycle?

The statutory warranty is two years. After expiry of this period, damage e.g. to the drive or battery on pedelecs/e-bicycles continues to be covered by our all-round cover during the term. Warranty and guarantee claims are always handled directly by the Lease a Bike dealer from whom the company bicycle was purchased.

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