Meal Allowance

Award Definition

Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2010 [MA000084]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description
An employee required to work overtime in excess of one hour after the usual finishing time will be paid an allowance of $19.61. The meal allowance will not be payable to an employee who can reasonably return home for a meal.

What to pay



This is an allowance paid for working overtime and receiving a meal.

Should you withhold tax?

Only withhold tax on the amount above the ATO limit. Currently the ATO limit is $31.95

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?

The amount below the ATO threshold should be excluded. The amount above the threshold should be shown separately as an allowance

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?

Not applicable below the threshold. Above the threshold should be Meals

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