Your salary slip lists out the fixed part of your monthly take-home income. Here’s what you should know about the different components mentioned in the salary slip.
The variable pay comprises the allowances and reimbursements that come to you as cash. Learn how to make the best use of them by rejigging their proportions in your compensation package.
No two compensation structures, even in the same industry, are always similar. Comparing apples with oranges, as one typically does, is not a useful exercise.
Once offered as a way of dodging tax, perks are today being used to retain employees and increase productivity.
It is important to structure a package in such a way that the basic is not too large to be taxed too much, but is large enough for the provident fund contribution to make sense.
There is no one-size-fits-all kind of ideal salary structure. It all depends on your needs and financial situation. Money Today shows you how people at different income levels and age profiles should restructure their pay packages.
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