Furniture Bonus: Last Call for the Benefit Before 2025


Emma Potter

The year 2024 saw a further cut in the spending cap for construction bonuses, a trend that has continued for several recent financial maneuvers. With the 2025 Budget Law, a new and more severe cut is expected, which could lead to theelimination of furniture bonus.

This incentive, which has so far been essential for the purchase of furniture and household appliances, is in the balance, causing uncertainty among citizens and professionals in the sector.

But what will this change really mean? What will be the consequences for those who intend to renovate their home?

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The Furniture Bonus: a story of downsizing

The 50% relief, which is strictly connected to renovation work, is in a very precarious position. Like the ecobonus and the sismabonus, the furniture bonus is not yet confirmed for next year.

Unlike other discounts, the furniture bonus has undergone progressive reductions over the years. The maximum deduction obtainable has dropped dramatically: from 4,000 euros in 2023 to 2,500 euros in 2024, a significant drop compared to the 8,000 euros available in 2021.

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The outlook for 2025

For the year 2025, at the moment, the furniture bonus has not been refinanced so this incentive will disappear starting from January, unless refinancing is done at the last minute through the budget law. The restrictive financial situation in which the Government operates and the potential cuts to the renovation bonus, which could be reduced to 36%, suggest that a sharp cut to the discount will at least be considered.

This uncertainty makes it even more urgent for citizens to take advantage of the benefits currently available.

In this uncertain situation, the most prudent strategy for citizens is to bring forward the purchases of furniture and appliances to 2024. Postponing these expenses to 2025 could mean losing the tax breaks entirely.

It is essential to remember the key rule to take advantage of the furniture bonus: the start date of the renovation work must be prior to that of the expenses for the purchase of furniture and large appliances. Therefore, first of all, you must open the construction site and only then make the purchases.

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Which furniture and appliances are eligible for tax relief?

The following furniture items are eligible for tax relief:

  • beds,
  • chests of drawers,
  • wardrobes,
  • bookstores,
  • seats,
  • desks,
  • tables,
  • bedside tables,
  • mattresses
  • sofas,
  • armchairs,
  • beliefs,
  • lighting fixtures such as chandeliers.

As for the large appliancesthey are included:

  • refrigerators,
  • freezers,
  • washing machines,
  • dishwasher,
  • microwave ovens,
  • electric heating plates,
  • washer dryer,
  • dryers,
  • cooking appliances,
  • electric stoves,
  • electric heating appliances,
  • electric radiators,
  • electric fans
  • Air conditioners

Let us remember that in this last case there is a constraint regarding energy efficiency. Specifically, the household appliance must be of energy class no lower than A as regards the ovens and the E class for the rest of the appliances such as the washer dryer, dishwasher and washing machine.