Premium guideline: Remuneration: Motor vehicle and accommodation allowance exemptions

Generally, all allowances paid to a worker are rateable remuneration for WorkCover insurance purposes, but there are some exceptions for motor vehicle and overnight accommodation allowances.
Last updated

Jan 2017

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What it contains

Rateable remuneration is payment made to a worker that is subject to a premium. It’s not always obvious what is and is not rateable remuneration. Motor vehicle and overnight accommodation allowances require extra care to make sure you’re getting it right.

This document outlines:

  • what a motor vehicle allowance is
  • how to calculate what portion is not rateable remuneration
  • what an overnight accommodation allowance is
  • how it’s different from a living away from home allowance
  • what portion of overnight accommodation allowance is not rateable remuneration.