Overtime Meal Allowance

 

Overtime Meal Allowance

 Overtime meals

If you get paid an overtime meal allowance under an industrial instrument (such as an award) and buy food and drink on overtime, you can claim the reasonable allowance amount set for overtime meal allowance expenses.

If you need to claim more than the reasonable allowance amount, you need to keep written evidence of your expenses.

We have compiled the historical meal allowances amounts for your convenience.

Income Tax Year

Reasonable Overtime Meal Allowance

2013-2014

$     27.70

2012-2013

$     27.10

2011-2012

$     26.45

2010-2011

$     25.80

2009-2010

$     24.95

2008-2009

$     23.60

2007-2008

$     22.60

2006-2007

$     21.90

2005-2006

$     21.10

2004-2005

$     20.55

2003-2004

$     19.75

2002-2003

$     19.15

2001-2002

$     18.50

2000-2001

$     17.90

1999-2000

$     16.20

1998-1999

$     15.00

1997-1998

$     15.00

1996-1997

$     15.00

1995-1996

$     15.00

1994-1995

$     15.00

1993-1994

$     15.00

1992-1993

$     15.00

1991-1992

$     15.00

1990-1991

$     12.00

1989-1990

$     12.00

1988-1989

$     12.00

1987-1988

$     12.00