Explosive Powered Tools Allowance

Award Definition

Rail Industry Award 2010 [MA000015]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
An employee must be paid an allowance of $1.78 per day for each day the employee is required to use explosive powered tools. Where an employee is required to use explosive powered tools for a period of less than a day,the employee will be paid an allowance of $0.24 per hour.

What to pay

$0.24 per hour up to a maximum of $1.78 per day


This allowance is based on performing a special duty or a certain area of responsibility

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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