Country Work - Travel Expenses - Meal Allowance

Award Definition

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
Except where meals are provided by the employer, an employee travelling to distant work will be paid $16.33 per meal with a maximum of 3 meals per day.

What to pay

$16.33 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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