Travel Allowances


Travel allowance is a payment made to an employee to cover accommodation, food, drink or incidental expenses they incur when they travel away from their home overnight in the course of their duties.


In most circumstances, when claiming other deductions you will be expected to be able to substantiate the expense being claimed with documentary evidence and be able to produce that evidence if requested by the ATO.


Guidelines provided by the ATO are updated annually on exceptions to substantiate claims – if the ATO considers the total claimed to be 'reasonable'.


For more information on travel allowances, keeping travel expense records, visit the ATO website


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