Country Work - Travel Expenses - Meal Allowance

Award Definition

Asphalt Industry Award 2010 [MA000054]

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Allowance Description
Travelling expenses Employees while travelling will be paid $15.27 per meal with a maximum of three meals per day and if required to spend a night en route will be paid $69.12. Provided that where an employee is provided with meals and accommodation the employee will not be entitled to the respective allowances

What to pay

$16.09 per meal, with a maximum payment of 3 meals per day


This is a type of expense allowance where we would expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold from this allowancd

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance should not form 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?

Show the allowance separately in the allowance box

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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