Living Away from Home Allowances and Travel

Living Away from Home Allowances and Travel

We suggest that any clients who work away from home or pay for travel related expenses, contact our office for assistance. 

The ATO has recently issued a ruling discussing some of these common issues including

  • While travelling, when and how to claim deductions for accommodation, food and drink.
  • How to treat the expenses for FBT purposes by the employer where a worker is reimbursed for travel, accommodation, meals and drink while working. 
  • How to determine how to differentiate between a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) benefit or a travel allowance. 

Any allowable deductions will depend on various factors.