Meal Allowance - Working Away From Usual Workplace - Air Travel

Award Definition

Architects Award 2010 [MA000079]

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Allowance Description
If an employee is directed to work at a place other than their usual place of employment the allowance which will be payable will be such as to enable them to avail themselves of appropriate travel arrangements. In the case of economy air travel an allowance of $9.34 must be paid for each meal period occurring during the duration of the travel provided the employee did not receive a meal in flight for each period concerned.

What to pay

$9.85 for each meal period occurring during travel


This is a type of expense allowance where we would not expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms 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?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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