Acid Plants And Chemical Works Allowance

Award Definition

Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award 2010 [MA000036]

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Allowance Description
An employee engaged in work carried out on a production plant in chemical works or acid plants or acid furnaces,stills or towers which have been commissioned must be paid an additional 11.7% of the hourly standard rate per hour. Provided that this special rate will not apply to an employee who receives the lead burning allowance prescribed in clause 21.5(c).

What to pay

$2.70 per hour


This allowance is based on a working condition or a disability as part of working a shift.

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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