Meal Allowance

Award Definition

Telecommunications Services Award 2010 [MA000041]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
 meal allowance of $14.98 per occasion will be paid to an employee that is entitled to a rest break in accordance with clause 20.4, except in the circumstances set out in clause 18.4(c)(ii).

What to pay

$14.98 for the first meal and $14.98 for an extra meal after every 4 hours


This is a type of expense allowance where we would not expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

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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