Meal Allowance - Overtime


Award Definition

Fitness Industry Award 2010 [MA000094]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
An employee required to work overtime for more than one and a half hours immediately after their ordinary hours of work must be paid a meal allowance of $12.49 unless the employer provides a meal.

What to pay

$12.49 per meal

Notes

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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