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What is Gratuity?

Employees receive gratuities from their employers in exchange for the services they have provided. On the other hand, gratuities are only paid to employees who have worked for the company for at least five years. These payments are governed by the Payment of Gratuity Act of 1972, which came into force in 1972.

If the employee becomes disabled in an accident or due to a disease, they can get this before the five-year mark. It is based on your last-drawn income and the number of years you have worked for the company, as well as other factors.                                           Gratuity

What are the Eligibility Criteria for The Payment? 

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You should be able to collect a pension when you reach retirement age.
  • Ideally, you would have retired from your military service by now.
  • Five years of continuous employment with the organisation should have prompted you to resign.
  • It is paid to you if you die or become incapacitated due to illness or an accident.

How can I use the Calculator to calculate my tip?

  • Using the ClearTax  Calculator, follow these steps to figure out your gratuity
  • Your basic pay and any applicable dearness allowance must be entered into the slider.
  • Input the number of years spent with the company
  • Using the gratuity calculator, you may quickly determine how much amount you would be entitled to receive
  • Change the input sliders to recalculate the gratuity at any moment
  • When you move the sliders, it will be calculated in real-time

What are the taxation rules in the United States and Canada?

According to the sort of employee who must receive this, the tax treatment varies.

  • No income tax is due received by any government employee (federal/state/local).
  • Payment of Gratuity Act applies to any other qualifying private employee whose employer is covered.
  • There is a tax-free threshold for the lowest of the three amounts:
  • 20 lakh rupees is a lot of money.
  • The exact amount that was paid.
  • The amount of gratuity that is eligible for a tax deduction.
  • Even if the employee has completed five years of service, an employer has the authority to forfeit the gratuity payment, either partially or totally. If the individual was terminated for misconduct, however, it may be possible to make this work.
  • Second, the three most crucial things to know about gratuities are as follows:
  • It all begins with the employee’s submission of a request to his or her employer for gratuity payment.
  • It determines how much gratuity is due and acknowledges it with a letter of acknowledgement, once it gets the application.

 How to Use This Calculator?

Calculate using the ClearTax Calculator by following these steps:

  • If appropriate, you’ll need to enter your basic pay and any dearness allowance using the slider on the right.
  • After that, you enter the number of years you’ve worked for the company in brackets.
  • Quickly calculates the entire gratuity amount due to you.
  • It is possible to recalculate the gratuity at any moment by adjusting the input sliders.
  • With the sliders, it is determined instantly.

What is the Eligibility Criteria?

Any of the following criteria must be met before claiming:

  • You should be able to retire at a reasonable age (means attainment of the maximum age of service as fixed by the organization)
  • Instead of serving, you should have retired
  • If you had worked for the company for more than five years, you should have quit.
  • If you die or become disabled, the money is paid to your nominee.


✅ How long will it take for the company to send the amount to the employee’s credit card account?

In most cases, gratuity is released at the same time as or shortly after your full and final settlement has been completed. Employers are required by law to pay the sum within 30 days of receiving it from the government. Whenever a payment is not paid on time, the employer is required to pay simple interest from the due date until the date the payment is received.

 Is the notice time taken into account when calculating the gratuity?

From the first day of employment to the last day of employment, including your notice period, gratuity is calculated.

 What happens to my gratuity if I quit my job?

According to this Act, gratuity is only payable after five years of employment. As a result, you will not be paid if your employment ends before you have completed five years of service.