When living away from home on location a laundry/dry cleaning allowing of $8.30 per day will be provided unless agreement is reached between the employer and the employee that the employer will arrange for the laundering of the employee’s clothes instead of payment of that allowance.
What to pay
$8.30 per day
This allowance is paid to help pay staff for laundering compulsory uniform
Should you withhold tax?
Laundry allowances should not have tax withheld from them unless they are over the ATO threshold. This is currently $0.58 per day or $2.88 per week. If they are over, the amount up to these thresholds is tax tree and the remaining amount is taxable
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?