Fuel Tax Credits Update

Fuel Tax Credits Update

Fuel Tax Credits Update

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The fuel tax credit rates below have changed, effective 2 August 2021. Different fuel tax credit rates will need to be claimed for fuel acquired before and after 1 August 31.

Fuel purchased for on-road use in eligible heavy vehicles
New rate: 16.9 cents per litre (previously 16.3 c per litre).

Please note between 1 July – 1 August 2021 the rate temporarily changed to 16.3 c per litre.

Fuel purchased for powering auxiliary equipment and vehicles undertaking off-road activities
New rate: 43.3 cents per litre (previously 42.7 c per litre).

For fuel tax credit rates lists please click here.
For the ATO fuel tax credit calculators please click here.

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Transport Updates for 2021/22

Transport Updates for 2021/22

Transport Updates 2021/22

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Reasonable Travel Allowance Expense Claims 2021/22

The ATO has released Taxation Determination TD 2021/6 which can be viewed here.

Reasonable travel allowance claims for employee truck drivers in 2021/22 is $26.15 for breakfast, $29.85 for lunch and $51.50 for dinner.

Long Distance Driver Update

Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) updated rates for 2021/22 (effective as of 1 July 2021) are:

Grade Minimum weekly pay rate Minimum hourly drive rate Minimum cents per kilometre
1
2
3 $849.10 $33.11 $0.4415
4 $864.80 $33.73 $0.4497
5 $875.70 $34.15 $0.4554
6 $885.70 $34.54 $0.4606
7 $898.60 $35.05 $0.4673
8 $924.70 $36.06 $0.4808
9 $940.20 $36.67 $0.4889
10 $963.50 $37.58 $0.5010

Major rest break allowance payable when a driver sleeps overnight in the truck has changed to $43.06 for 2021/22.

For more information visit the Fairwork website.

Road Transport and Distribution Updates

The rate changes for the Road Transport and Distribution Award for 2021/22 are:

Grade Minimum weekly pay rate Minimum hourly  rate
1 $818.30 $21.53
2 $838.90 $22.08
3 $849.10 $22.34
4 $864.8 $22.76
5 $875.70 $23.04
6 $885.70 $23.31
7 $898.60 $23.65
8 $924.70 $24.33
9 $940.20 $24.74
10 $963.50 $25.36

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Fuel Tax Credit Update February 2021

Fuel Tax Credit Update February 2021

Fuel Tax Credits Update February 2021

The fuel tax credit rates below have changed, effective 1 February 2021. Different fuel tax credit rates will need to be claimed for fuel acquired before and after January 31.

Fuel purchased for on-road use in eligible heavy vehicles

New rate: 16.9 cents per litre (previously 16.5 c per litre).

Fuel purchased for powering auxiliary equipment

New rate: 42.7 cents per litre (previously 42.3 c per litre).

For fuel tax credit rates lists please click here.
For the ATO fuel tax credit calculators please click here.

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Transport Award Updates 2020/21

Transport Award Updates 2020/21

Transport Award Updates 2020/21

Including Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) and Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020/21 

Please see the below table outlining the updated award rates for 2020/21, these come into effect from November 1st 2020.

Road Transport (Long Distance Operations)

Grade Minimum weekly pay rate Minimum hourly drive rate Minimum cents per kilometre
1  These Grades are not used to classify employees covered by this award
2   These Grades are not used to classify employees covered by this award
3 $828.40 $32.31 $0.4308
4 $843.70 $33.90 $0.4387
5 $854.30 $33.32 $0.4442
6 $864.10 $34.70 $0.4493
7 $876.70 $34.19 $0.4559
8 $902.10 $35.18 $0.4691
9 $917.30 $35.77 $0.4770
10 $940.00 $36.66 $0.4888

Major rest break allowance payable when a driver sleeps overnight in the truck remains $40.44 for 2020/21.

Road Transport and Distribution Award

Grade Minimum weekly pay rate Minimum hourly drive rate
1  $798.30 $21.01
2 $818.40 21.54
3 $828.40 $21.80
4 $843.70 $22.20
5 $854.30 $22.48
6 $864.10 $22.74
7 $876.70 $23.07
8 $902.10 $23.74
9 $917.30 $24.14
10 $940.00 $24.74

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Reasonable Travel Allowance Expense Claims for 2020/21

Reasonable Travel Allowance Expense Claims for 2020/21

Reasonable Travel Allowance Expense Claims for 2020/21

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The ATO has released Taxation Determination TD 2020/5 which can be viewed here.

Reasonable travel allowance claims for employee truck drivers in 2020/21 is $25.75 for breakfast, $29.35 for lunch and $50.65 for dinner.

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Update to Road Transport Awards 2020

Update to Road Transport Awards 2020

Update to Road Transport Awards

Including Long Distance Operations and Road Transport Distribution Award 2020 

Please see below a table summarising the changes to the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020 and Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020 effective from 30th April 2020.

OLD GRADE

NEW GRADE

DESCRIPTION FROM AWARD

 RELEVANT AWARD

1 NOTE: Grade levels in this award align with equivalent grade levels in the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020 Grades 1 and 2 are not applicable to the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020 http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000038
2
1 3 Driver of 2 axle rigid vehicle up to 13.9 tonnes GVM. Capacity up to 8 tonnes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 4 Driver of 3 axle rigid vehicle over 13.9 tonnes GVM. Capacity over 8 and up to 12 tonnes.
3 5 Driver of 4 axle rigid vehicle over 13.9 tonnes GVM.
Driver of rigid vehicle and heavy trailer combination with GCM of 22.4 tonnes or less.
Driver of articulated vehicle with GCM of 22.4 tonnes or less.
Capacity over 12 tonnes.
4 6 Driver of rigid vehicle and heavy trailer combination with GCM over 22.4 tonnes but not more than 42.5 tonnes.
Driver of articulated vehicle with GCM over 22.4 tonnes.
Driver of low loader (as defined) with GCM of 43 tonnes or less.
5 7 Driver of rigid vehicle and heavy trailer combination with GCM over 42.5 tonnes but not more than 53.4 tonnes.
Driver of double articulated vehicle with GCM 53.4 tonnes or less (includes B-doubles).
Driver of low loader (as defined) with GCM over 43 tonnes.
6 8 Driver of rigid vehicle and trailer(s) or double articulated vehicle with GCM over 53.4 tonnes (includes B-doubles).
Multi-axle trailing equipment up to 70 tonnes capacity.
7 9 Driver of road train or triple articulated vehicle exceeding 94 tonnes GCM.
8 10 Multi-axle trailing equipment.

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