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
$71.72 per night
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?