An employee required to work overtime for 2 continuous hours or more must either be supplied with a meal by the employer or paid the amount specified for a meal allowance of $18.59 for each meal required to be taken. An employee required to start work 2 hours or more prior to their normal starting time must be paid the amount specified for a meal allowance in clause 19.5(f)(i).
$18.59 per meal
This is a type of expense allowance where we would not expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return
Withhold tax from this allowance
This allowance forms part of ordinary times earnings
Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes
Include this allowance as part of gross wages