Clothing Allowance - Meat Processing Establishment

Award Definition

Meat Industry Award 2010 [MA000059]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

A clothing allowance of $3.60 per week, or $0.72 per day, will be paid to employees required to launder their own outer working clothes.

The allowance is not payable where the employer launders the employee’s outer working clothes free of charge.

What to pay

$0.72 per day up to a maximum of $3.60 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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