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Know About Payment of Gratuity Act 1972

Income Tax - Gratuity is lump sum payment made by an employer to an employee in consideration of his past service when the employment is terminated. It is paid for long and meritorious services rendered by an employee. With enactment of Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, gratuity payment has become mandatory and in case of non application of gratuity Act...

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Income Tax treatment of Gratuity

Income Tax - Gratuity payable to government employees is fully exempt.For non government employee covered under Payment Of Gratuity Act,1972, the maximum limit for exemption is Rs 20 lakhs and for any other employees, the maximum limit of exemption is Rs 10 Lakhs....

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Tax Treatment of Income from Salary in Brief

Income Tax - 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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Accounting treatment of increase in liability due to enhancement of gratuity ceiling

Income Tax - This FAQ on accounting treatment of increase in liability on account of enhancement of the gratuity ceiling from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs due to Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act 2018 (vide notification no. S.O. 1420 (E) dated March 29, 2018) has been issued by the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) of the Institute of Chartered Accou...

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

Income Tax - 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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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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Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

Income Tax - Clause 3 of the Bill seeks to amend the provision relating to calculation of continuous service for the purpose of gratuity in case of a female employee who has been on maternity leave....

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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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Payment of interest on amount of gratuity is statutory compulsion

Vandana Vidhut Limited, Vs Appellate Authority under the Payment of Gratuity Act, (Chhattisgarh High Court) - Failure of petitioner to make payment of amount of gratuity within 30 days from date it becomes payable to employee, sub-section (3A) of Section 7 of the Act of 1972 is squarely attracted and payment of interest being statutory and mandatory in nature and thereby petitioner is liable to make payment...

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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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Forfeiture of gratuity for loss sustained illegal

The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, did not provide for forfeiture of gratuity amount due to employees in any other contingency except the one covered under Section 4(6), viz., recovery of dues from them. Also, the law stipulated that for invoking the...

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Employers have to pay Interest for delayed payment of Gratuity

An employee becomes eligible for gratuity on the termination of his employment after he has rendered continuous service for not less than five years, according to Section 4(1) of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. He is also entitled for interest on ...

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Gratuity payment under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 or otherwise exempt to the extent covered under the Income Tax Act

North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation Vs Deputy Labour Commissioner (High Court of Karnataka) - No doubt, section 192 of the Income-tax Act requires the employer to deduct the income-tax from the salary and the salary is defined under section 17 of the Income-tax Act, which includes wages, any annuity or pension, any gratuity, any fees, commissions, perquisites or profits in lieu of or in addi...

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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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Know About Payment of Gratuity Act 1972

Gratuity is lump sum payment made by an employer to an employee in consideration of his past service when the employment is terminated. It is paid for long and meritorious services rendered by an employee. With enactment of Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, gratuity payment has become mandatory and in case of non application of gratuity Act...

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Income Tax treatment of Gratuity

Gratuity payable to government employees is fully exempt.For non government employee covered under Payment Of Gratuity Act,1972, the maximum limit for exemption is Rs 20 lakhs and for any other employees, the maximum limit of exemption is Rs 10 Lakhs....

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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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Accounting treatment of increase in liability due to enhancement of gratuity ceiling

This FAQ on accounting treatment of increase in liability on account of enhancement of the gratuity ceiling from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs due to Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act 2018 (vide notification no. S.O. 1420 (E) dated March 29, 2018) has been issued by the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) of the Institute of Chartered Accou...

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

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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Posted Under: Income Tax |

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

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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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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