Accommodation Allowance

Award Definition

Car Parking Award 2010 [MA000095]

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Allowance Description
(a) An employee whose employment may necessitate them being absent from their home and therefore being unable to conveniently return to such home on any day will be paid a minimum of eight hours of work for each day they are absent within their ordinary hours of work,plus penalty rates where applicable for actual time worked on any such day. (b) Where an employee subject to the provisions of clause 15.5(a) is absent outside of their ordinary hours of work,they will be paid a minimum of 12 hours for each such day,plus penalty rates where applicable for actual time worked on any such day. (c) An employee living away from home under the provisions of clauses 15.5(a) or (b) will be paid a sufficient allowance to cover the cost of their reasonable board and lodging.

What to pay

payment of an amount to cover reasonable board and lodging


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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