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Taxability of per diem allowance while on business travel

Taxability of per diem allowance while on business travel

Organizations pay what is called per diem (per day) allowance to employees who travel for business purposes. The allowance is meant to help employees cover daily expenses pertaining to food, local travel, etc. When employees travel abroad they receive the allowance in foreign currency. Many organizations do not seek information on the actual daily expenses […]

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PF Electronic Challan cum Return (Version 2.0)

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has made significant changes to the processes related to generation of the Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) file. From now on, the Universal Account Number (UAN) shall be the unique identifier for PF remittance, transfer and withdrawal. The process of using the PF number as the identifier has been done […]

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An employee by any other name

An employee by any other name

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet While it is perfectly legitimate for organizations to hire consultants (along with hiring full-time employees) during the course of business, it is important that the underlying statutory requirements are fully […]

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