If,by fire,explosion,foundering,shipwreck,collision,stranding or any other cause whatsoever not attributable to the employee’s neglect,an employee should sustain damage to or loss of their personal effects or equipment necessary for the performance of their duties,the employer will compensate the employee for such damage or loss by cash payment equivalent to the value of the lost or damaged goods to a maximum of $1236. This amount or any part thereof will not be payable where loss is recovered through workers compensation insurance.
What to pay
an amount equal to the value of items lost or damaged with a maximum payment of $1,236.00
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?