An allowance is a fixed amount of money paid by employers to their employees periodically. In other words, it is a sum of money given to someone regularly, typically weekly or monthly, for a specific purpose. If you want to define them specifically, here is an example – employers pay employees overtime above and beyond their basic salary when they work more hours.
Salary is defined as per Section 17(1) of the Income Tax Act that it is anything paid to an employee in exchange for their work – whether it’s an hourly wage, annual salary, commission, tips, bonuses, or benefits. In addition to that, there are multiple allowances that comes under salary.
They are categorized into three such as taxable, non-taxable, and partially taxable :
|Taxable Allowances||Non-taxable Allowances||Partially taxable Allowances|
● City compensatory
● Other allowance in salary
● HRA Leave Travel
● Children Education
● Hostel Expenditure
● Books and periodicals
● Conveyance under section 10 14 ii of the income tax act
● Entertainment – deduction under section 16 ii
● Other allowance
● Books and Periodicals
● Gifts in kind
● Recreational and medical facilities
● For UN employees
These are taxable under the Income Tax bracket. These are taxable and form a part of an employee’s salary. It is a kind of financial advantage that an individual gets from his employer in return for the services provided by him.
They are financial benefits provided by the employer on which no Income Tax is charged. They are completely non taxable under the Income Tax bracket.
Some are fully exempt – the first is for certain disability-related expenses, and the second is for travel costs related to caring for a dependent.
They are taxable up to a certain limit. Income tax amount is charged on these kinds up to a certain defined limit. These limits vary for different non taxable ones.
It is a kind of special payment made to employees to cover their expenses such as House rent , dearness , travel etc.
It is the financial benefit given to the employee by the employer over and above the regular salary.
There are two types of allowances- taxable and non taxable.
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