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Income tax benefits available to Salaried Persons for A.Y. 2021-22

Income Tax - Articles compiles List of benefits available to Salaried Persons for AY 2019-20 which includes 1. House Rent Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Hostel Expenditure Allowance, Transport Allowance and other allowances 2. Perquisites...

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Salary Income – Answer to Common issues

Income Tax - section 17​​ of the Income-tax Act defines the term salary. However, not going into the technical definition, generally whatever is received by an employee from an employer in cash, kind or as a facility [perquisite] is considered as salary....

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Tax Treatment – Salary Income, allowances & perquisites

Income Tax - Salary is chargeable to tax on due or receipt basis whichever is earlier and includes wages, annuity or pension, gratuity, fees, commission, perquisites or profits in lieu of salary, advance salary, leave encashment, etc....

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Gratuity – Legal Provisions and Taxation

Income Tax - ratuity is a reward for long and meritorious service. In 1972 the government passed the Payment of Gratuity Act that made it mandatory for all employers with more than 10 employees to pay gratuity. Gratuity shall be payable to an “employee” on the termination of his employment...

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TDS on Pension and Retirement Benefits

Income Tax - 1. What is Pension? Pension is described in Section 60 of the CPC and Section 11 of the Pension Act as a periodical allowance or stipend granted on account of past service, particular merits, etc. It involves three essential features. Firstly, pension is a compensation for the past service, secondly, it owes its relationship to a past emp...

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Enhancement of Gratuity Limit with effect from 29/03/2018

Income Tax - The Government has issued Notification the same day wherein gratuity limit has been increased from Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972....

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Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 brought in force on 29th March, 2018

Income Tax - Decision:The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed by Lok Sabha on 15th March, 2018 and by the Rajya Sabha on 22nd March, 2018, has been brought in force on 29th March, 2018. Background: The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons.  The main purpose for enacting […]...

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Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed by Parliament

Income Tax - The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed by parliament today. The bill ensures harmony amongst employees in the private sector and Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules. These employees will be entitled to receive higher amount of gratuity a...

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Govt may increase Gratuity ceiling to Rs. 20 Lakh for Private Sector Employees

Income Tax - The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. The provisions for Central Government employees under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 with regard to gratuity are also similar. Before implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 Lakh. However, w...

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Manner Of Reporting by the Auditors On Prudential Regulatory Treatment Prescribed By RBI In Respect Of Pension And Gratuity Liability Of Public Sector Banks

Income Tax - The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India at its 304th meeting held on 23rd March 2011 considered the prudential regulatory treatment prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India vide its above mentioned circular vis a vis the impact thereof on the auditor’s report since the said treatment is a departure from the require...

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Death-cum-retirement gratuity not payable until conclusion of departmental enquiry or judicial proceedings pending

Shivagopal Vs State of U.P (Allahabad High Court) - Shivagopal Vs State of U.P (Allahabad High Court) (i) A government employee is not entitled to death cum retiral gratuity unless the conclusion of the departmental proceedings or the enquiry by the Administrative Tribunal or judicial proceedings which includes both civil and criminal. (ii) The law a...

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Teachers are Entitled to Gratuity: SC

Birla Institute of Technology Vs The State of Jharkhand & Ors. (Supreme Court of India) - In the light of the amendment made in the definition of the word 'employee' as defined in Section 2(e) of the Act by Amending Act No. 47 of 2009 with retrospective effect from 03.04.1997, the benefit of the Payment of Gratuity Act was also extended to the teachers from 03.04.1997....

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Provision for retirement benefit based on service weightage not allowable

CIT Vs M/s. Pricol Ltd. (Madras High Court) - As far as the expression 'gratuity' is concerned, there is no definition of what 'gratuity' is, even under the Payment of Gratuity Act; yet, a monetary relief to an employee at the time of his retirement or termination of service is treated as 'gratuity'....

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Gratuity Payable only if employee put in 5 years of service – HC

R.K.V. Govindaraj Vs V. Chellaiah (Madras High Court) - The first respondent filed a claim petition before the second respondent seeking payment of gratuity for the period, which he has rendered services to the petitioner's lorry transport, from 01.04.1991 to 19.04.2007, on which date he had voluntarily stopped himself from services. He claimed gratuity ...

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All employees except an apprentice are entitled to gratuity

This Court, while defining as to who was an employee under Section 2(e) of the Act in Arunachalam S. vs M.D. Southern Structurals reported in 2001 2 LLJ 1457 had held that all employees were entitled to gratuity except an apprentice. This ruling was ...

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Gratuity exemption u/s Section 10(10)(iii) raised to ₹ 20 lakhs

Notification No. 16/2019 [S.O. 1213(E)] - (08/03/2019) - Govt increases Gratuity exemption limit u/s Section 10(10)(iii)  to ₹ 20 lakhs from existing Rs. 10 Lakh vide Notification No. 16/2019 dated 8th March, 2019....

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President assents Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018

NO. 12 OF 2018 - (29/03/2018) - (1) This Act may be called the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint....

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Govt notifies maximum maternity leave of 26 weeks for Gratuity

Notification No. S.O. 1421 (E) - (29/03/2018) - Central Government hereby specifies for the purposes of the said clause that the total period of maternity leave in the case of a female employee shall not exceed twenty-six weeks....

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Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 applicable from 29.03.2018

Notification No. S.O. 1419(E). - (29/03/2018) - Central Government hereby appoints the 29th day of March, 2018 as the date on which Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 shall come into force....

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Govt. increases maximum gratuity limit to Rs. 20 Lakhs

Notification No. S.O. 1420 (E). - (29/03/2018) - Government vide notification S.O. 1420 (E) dated 29.03.2018 increased the limit of amount of gratuity payable to an employee under sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972) from from the existing limit of Rs. 10 Lakh to Rs. 20 Lakhs....

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Income tax benefits available to Salaried Persons for A.Y. 2021-22

Articles compiles List of benefits available to Salaried Persons for AY 2019-20 which includes 1. House Rent Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Hostel Expenditure Allowance, Transport Allowance and other allowances 2. Perquisites...

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Salary Income – Answer to Common issues

section 17​​ of the Income-tax Act defines the term salary. However, not going into the technical definition, generally whatever is received by an employee from an employer in cash, kind or as a facility [perquisite] is considered as salary....

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Tax Treatment – Salary Income, allowances & perquisites

Salary is chargeable to tax on due or receipt basis whichever is earlier and includes wages, annuity or pension, gratuity, fees, commission, perquisites or profits in lieu of salary, advance salary, leave encashment, etc....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Gratuity – Legal Provisions and Taxation

ratuity is a reward for long and meritorious service. In 1972 the government passed the Payment of Gratuity Act that made it mandatory for all employers with more than 10 employees to pay gratuity. Gratuity shall be payable to an “employee” on the termination of his employment...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax | ,

TDS on Pension and Retirement Benefits

1. What is Pension? Pension is described in Section 60 of the CPC and Section 11 of the Pension Act as a periodical allowance or stipend granted on account of past service, particular merits, etc. It involves three essential features. Firstly, pension is a compensation for the past service, secondly, it owes its relationship to a past emp...

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Income Tax Exemption in Respect of retirement benefits

Article discusses Tax Treatment of Various retirement benefits i.e Gratuity, Leave Encasement, Commuted Pension, Uncommuted Pension, Statutory Provident Fund, Recognised Provident Fund and Unrecognised Provident Fund. ...

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Gratuity Exemption Limit Rs. 20 lakhs | Big Relief to salaried Tax Payers

Before implementation of seventh Pay Commission, the ceiling under CC S (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 lakh which was raised to Rs. 20 lakhs by seventh Pay Commission....

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Benefits of Compulsory Insurance/Approved Gratuity Trust for Gratuity Benefits of Employees for Companies with Employee Strength 10 or More

This article is attempt to give more clarity about the Gratuity Benefits, Factors increasing the quantum of Gratuity Benefits Exponentially and Benefits of Compulsory Insurance/Approved Gratuity Trust for Gratuity Benefits of Employees for Companies with Employee Strength 10 or More...

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Tax Treatment of Income from Salary in Brief

Salary is defined to include: a) Wages b) Annuity c) Pension d) Gratuity e) Fees, Commission, Perquisites, Profits in lieu of or in addition to Salary or Wages f) Advance of Salary g) Leave Encashment h) Annual accretion to the balance of Recognized Provident Fund i) Transferred balance in Recognized Provident Fund j) Contribution by Cent...

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Gratuity- Taxation benefits available to company in Pay as go Option & Funding Option

This article is in continuation to my earlier article ‘Requirement of Accounting and Funding Arrangement for Gratuity Benefits‘ in this article we will understand about ‘Taxation benefits available to company in Pay as go Option & Funding Option‘ Gratuity is a statutory right of employee whoever completes 5 yea...

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