Where such employee’s uniforms are not laundered by or at the expense of the employer, the employee will be paid a laundry allowance of $0.32 per shift or part thereof on duty or $1.49 per week, whichever is the lesser amount.
$0.32 per shift up to a maximum of $1.49 per week
This allowance is paid to help pay staff for laundering compulsory uniform
Laundry allowances should not have tax withheld from them unless they are over the ATO threshold. This is currently $0.58 per day or $2.88 per week. If they are over, the amount up to these thresholds is tax tree and the remaining amount is taxable
This allowance should not form part of ordinary times earnings
Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes
Show the allowance separately in the allowance box