Explosive Powered Tools Allowance

Award Definition

Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010 [MA000029]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
An operator of explosive powered tools who is required to use an explosive powered tool must be paid $1.88 per day extra for each day on which such a tool is used.

What to pay

$1.88 per day


This allowance is paid for employees providing their own tools. The assumption is that the employee would spend the allowance on replacing their tools from time to time

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold tax from this allowance

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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