Country Work - Meal Allowance

Award Definition

Pest Control Industry Award 2010 [MA000097]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An employee required to undertake country work will be paid a meal allowance of $9.55 for each meal occurring during the travel time described in clause 18.3(c)(iii).

This allowance will not be payable if the employee is otherwise entitled to a meal allowance pursuant to clauses 18.3(a) or 18.3(c)(ii).

What to pay

$9.55 per meal


This is a type of expense allowance where we would not expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms 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?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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