How much does it cost to use carpool.be?
Nothing. The registration on carpool.be and the search for carpoolers is completely free. We will not ask private persons for a contribution in costs at any time.
Sharing the costs
The passenger provides a carpool fee to the driver for the transport itself. This compensation is determined entirely in mutual agreement between driver and passenger. It is best to make clear agreements in advance. Mpact advises paying a remuneration of € 0.10 per kilometre, if the driver doesn’t have to make a detour. If the driver needs to make a detour to pick up or drop a passenger, the detour itself is advised at € 0.30 per kilometre.
The additional kilometres that a driver makes to pick up or drop off a passenger represent a real cost to the driver. If this detour is explicitly requested by the employer, then these kilometres can be introduced and reimbursed as a service trip. This amount is not taxed, as it is considered a reimbursement of expenses.
It is very important to keep in mind that the driver can’t make a profit on the ride. This means that the total amount paid to the driver (by all the passengers) can’t be over € 0.40 per kilometre.
If the driver should make a profit on the ride, there are a lot of consequences for insurances, obligations concerning the driving licence, fiscality…