Living Away From Home - Travel Fares


Award Definition

Clerks - Private Sector Award 2010 [MA000002]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Where an employee is required by the employer to temporarily work away from their usual place of employment and the location at which the employee is required to work makes it necessary for the employee to stay overnight away from their usual place of residence, and the employee is not provided with fares, meals and accommodation, the employer must pay the employee an allowance to cover all fares to and from the temporary workplace.



What to pay

an allowance to cover all fares to and from the temporary workplace

Notes

This is a type of expense allowance where we would not expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms part of ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?

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