Accommodation Allowance - Distant Work

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Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2010 [MA000108]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
On distant work employees may be paid, by agreement with the employer, an allowance of $390.23 per week, or if agreed upon, a greater amount, in return for which employees will be responsible for securing their own accommodation and meals. In the case of broken parts of the week occurring at the beginning or ending of the employment on a distant job the allowance will be $55.79 per day or one seventh of any other weekly amount agreed upon.

What to pay

$55.79 per day up to a maximum of $373.15 per week


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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