Bribie Accounting Services

Employees Travel Expenses

About Bribie Accounting ServicesThe ATO substantiation requirements for employees travel expenses do not apply to “travel expenses” incurred by an employee who receives a travel allowance for travel within Australia and the claims for costs of accommodation, food, drink and other incedentals do not exceed the reasonable amounts as determined by the ATO. A travel diary is required for travel of 6 or more nights in a row.

Please make sure your employer states the travel allowance amount paid to you, as a separate item called “travel allowance” on your payslips and year end summary.

This is an issue for many employees; so if you incur travel expenses in your employment, please talk to your employer now.