Distant Work - Accommodation Allowance - Part Of A Week

Award Definition

Asphalt Industry Award 2010 [MA000054]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Where an employee is required to work at a distance from the employee’s usual commencement point, such that the employee is unable to return home the same night for broken parts of a week, the allowance will be all for living expenses actually and reasonably incurred up to $537.19 per week for 7 days.

What to pay

reimbursement for the cost of all reasonable living expenses, up to a maximum of $537.19 per week


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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