Reasonable travel and overtime meal allowance amounts for 2021-22
July 8, 2021
On 30 June 2021, with effect from 1 July 2021, the ATO released its annual ruling on the amounts the Commissioner treats as reasonable for 2021-22 in relation to employee claims for:
- overtime meal expenses – the reasonable amount is $32.50
- domestic travel expenses. Reasonable amounts are provided for 3 salary levels for: (i) short-stay accommodation in commercial establishments; (ii) meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner); and (iii) deductible expenses incidental to travel
- meal expenses for employee truck drivers in receipt of a travel allowance and required to sleep (take their major rest break) away from home – the reasonable amounts are $26.15 (for breakfast), $29.85 (for lunch) and $51.50 (for dinner) and
- overseas travel expenses. Reasonable amounts are provided for 3 salary levels for: (i) meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner); and (ii) deductible expenses incidental to travel.