Laundry Allowance - Full-Time Employ

Award Definition

Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 [MA000012]

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Allowance Description

If special clothing that is required to be worn by an employee needs to be laundered, the employer must undertake the laundering at no cost to the employee or pay the employee an allowance of:

Full-time employee $6.25 each week
Part-time or casual employee $1.25 each shift


What to pay

$6.25 per week


This allowance is paid to help pay staff for laundering compulsory uniform

Should you withhold tax?

Laundry allowances should not have tax withheld from them unless they are over the ATO threshold. This is currently $0.58 per day or $2.88 per week. If they are over, the amount up to these thresholds is tax tree and the remaining amount is taxable

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?

Show the allowance separately in the allowance box

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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