Good news, you can now claim Meal Entertainment for some takeaway and home delivery until 31 March 2021
Want to save on meals from your favourite restaurants? With the Meal Entertainment benefit, you could save hundreds of dollars each year.
What expenses does Meal Entertainment cover?
Ordinarily your Maxxia Wallet card can be used to pay for your restaurant and bistro bills whenever you're dining out with others. Obviously if restaurants and pubs are closed, like they are now during COVID-19, you're unable to do this.
The good news is the ATO is now allowing some takeaway and home delivered meals for our Meal Entertainment customers until the end of the next FBT year which is 31 March, 2021.
Until then, you can use your Maxxia Wallet card for takeaway and home delivered meals when purchased from restaurants that would normally accept your Maxxia Wallet card, if you were able to dine in.
This includes some meals ordered through delivery platforms such as Deliveroo, Menulog and Uber Eats, where they deliver for the permitted restaurants.
FAQs on the new takeaway and home delivery provisions:
The easiest way to salary package your Meal Entertainment expenses is to use your Meal Entertainment Payment Card. It works the same way as a debit card - except the funds are drawn from your salary packaging account.
Can I use my Maxxia Wallet card for take-away, home delivery etc.?
Yes, the ATO has temporarily relaxed taxation rules around Meal Entertainment and is now allowing takeaway and home delivered meals.
How does it work?
Your Maxxia Wallet card can now be used for takeaway/delivery as long as the supplier was an allowable Meal Entertainment supplier as of 1 March 2020.
Please note the change will allow takeaway and home delivered meals to be purchased from restaurants that would normally accept your Maxxia Wallet card, if you were able to dine in.
Can I use my Maxxia Wallet card with delivery services?
Yes. This includes some meals ordered through delivery platforms such as Deliveroo, Menulog and Uber Eats, where they deliver for the permitted restaurants.
I have used my Maxxia Wallet card to purchase takeaway using Uber Eats previously but it has declined or the transaction was taken from my Living Expenses benefit, what has changed?
In line with the recent announcement by the ATO we have enabled these delivery services to now come through as Meal Entertainment transactions.
When does this change come into effect?
This change is effective 1 March 2020 and will be applicable until 31 March 2021.
The Maxxia Wallet card makes it easy
The easiest way to salary package your Meal Entertainment expenses is to use your Maxxia Wallet card. It works the same way as a debit card - except the funds are drawn from your salary packaging account.
When can’t I use my Maxxia Wallet card for Meal Entertainment?
Your card cannot be used for purchasing:
- meals or drinks from venues on-site (at your workplace)
- alcohol, unless it is consumed when dining out with friends or family
Is there a limit to how much Meal Entertainment I can package?
Yes, you can package $2,650 each FBT year, but the Meal Entertainment cap is in addition to the existing salary packaging cap limit for everyday living expenses (for example, mortgage or rent).
With a Maxxia Wallet Card you can:
- choose how much you wish to spend on your card (up to the yearly cap limit)
- put an end to paper receipts and filling out claim forms
- avoid paying bank fees
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