Distant Work - Air Travel Meal Allowance - Drafting, Planning & Technical Employees

Award Definition

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010 [MA000089]

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Allowance Description
air travel will be either first or economy class,to be determined in accordance with the usual policy for company personnel including management. In the case of economy air travel,an allowance of $11.72 will be paid for each meal period that occurs during the duration of the travel,provided that the employee did not receive a meal in flight for each period concerned.

What to pay

$12.09 for each meal period that occurs during the duration of the travel


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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