Country Work - Lodging Allowance

Award Definition

Pest Control Industry Award 2010 [MA000097]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
Country work means employment at a place that requires the employee to live away from their usual place of residence. An employee sent to country work will be paid an allowance of $103.37 per night to cover the costs of lodging and all meals or provided with board and lodging as agreed between the employer and employee.

What to pay

$103.37 per night


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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