Firefighting Insurance Allowance - Harbour Towage Operations


Award Definition

Marine Towage Award 2010 [MA000050]

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Allowance Description
Fire fighting insurance In this clause 14.2(e)(ii),total and permanent disability means incapacitation to the following extent: ●the loss of two limbs (where limbs include the whole of one hand or the whole of one foot) or the sight of both eyes or the loss of one limb and the sight of one eye;or ●after a period of six consecutive months continuous absence from their employment on account of injury which is proved to the satisfaction of the insurer (after considering such medical or other evidence or advice as they may require from time to time) the employee is unable or unlikely ever again to be able to undertake any form of remunerative work for which they are reasonably fitted by education or training or experience. An employee who is engaged in fire fighting by an employer is entitled to be paid by the employer an allowance equal to the annual premium paid by the employee to obtain a policy of insurance,approved in advance by the employer,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 whilst engaged in fire fighting. This subclause does not apply if the employee’s employer maintains an insurance policy,or self-insures,in order to provide 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 whilst engaged in fire fighting.

What to pay

allowance equal to the annual insurance policy premium

Notes

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?

Gross PAYEVNTEMP47

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