Meal Allowance


Award Definition

Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 [MA000009]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Any full-time or part-time employee who is required to work overtime of more than 2 hours and was not advised of that requirement on or before the previous day, must receive a 

  • a meal allowance of $13.95, or
  • be supplied with a meal from the employer. 


What to pay

$13.95 for a meal

Notes

This is an allowance paid for working overtime and receiving a meal.

Should you withhold tax?

Only withhold tax on the amount above the ATO limit. Currently the ATO limit is $31.95

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance should not form 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?

The amount below the ATO threshold should be excluded. The amount above the threshold should be shown separately as an allowance

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?

Not applicable below the threshold. Above the threshold should be Meals

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