Gratuity is monetary reward paid by an employer at the end of employment. This benefit is applicable if you stay in employment for 5 years or above. It is a mandatory benefit as per payment gratuity act India 1972. This act is applicable to all establishments, where 10 or more employees are working in preceding 12 months. If you are changing your job and want to calculate gratuity benefits here is simple gratuity calculator, eligibility and tax benefits.
- An individual is eligible for gratuity benefit if he/she has completed 5 years of continuous services in the organization.
- This benefit is not applicable if employment is terminated due to disability or due to death. In case of death, this benefit is payable to the nominee or legal heir.
- The maximum amount payable shall not exceed 10 Lakh.
- The time limit is 30 days of gratuity becoming payable.
Employer needs to pay gratuity amount –
- On Resignation
- On Retirement, Voluntary retirement, Superannuation
- On Termination or Layoff
- On Death
- On Disablement
Application can be made by –
- An individual eligible employee
- Nominee of the employee (In case of death)
- Legal Heir of the employee (If nomination is not made)
Gratuity Calculation –
Gratuity calculation of employee working with company covered by gratuity act is given below.
G = Y x S x 15/26
S = Last Drawn Monthly Salary (Basic + DA)
Y = Number of Years Completed in Service
15 = 15 days salary
26 = Number of working days in month
Let’s say your last drawn monthly salary is 30,000 Rs and you have worked for organization for 10 years amount payable would be
Gratuity Amount = 30,000 x 15 x 10 / 26 = 1.73 Lac
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Note – Number of Years would be rounded off to the nearest year. Last 6 months or less to be ignored, however if it is more than 6 months it is to be counted as a full year.
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Gratuity amount is taxable if received when you change your job (on resignation) or on termination. This amount falls under the head of “salaries”.
If this amount is paid at the time of retirement, death or superannuation it is tax exempted.
Gratuity calculator given above will help you in calculating right gratuity amount. If you are planning to change your job just before 5 years, do consider your decision after calculating gratuity amount. You may lose this excellent benefit you are entitled to after completion of 5 years.