Firefighting Insurance Allowance - Harbour Towage Operations

Award Definition

Marine Towage Award 2010 [MA000050]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
An employee who is engaged in fire fighting is entitled to be paid an annual allowance equal to the annual premium paid by the employee to obtain an insurance policy which provides a benefit to the employee of $130,000 in the case of death or total and permanent disability caused by bodily injury of the employee while engaged in fire fighting. The insurance policy must be approved in advance by the employer.

What to pay

allowance equal to the annual insurance policy premium


This isn't technically an allowance, more a payment for hours worked

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from these payments

Should super be paid on this allowance?

Include super to the extent that it is within ordinary hours

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 as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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