Professional Tax is a tax levied by the State government. Professional tax is levied on income by way of profession, trade or employment. Professional tax is paid by the employer. The Constitution empowers the levy of Profession Tax subject to a maximum of Rs.2500/- p.a. Tax payers will be able to claim professional tax in their IT return as Professional tax is 100% rebatable against Income Tax dues.
Procedure to file professional tax return
Professional tax is applicable in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tripura, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.
Due date for both payment and filing PT return is 10th of the following month.
All the employees whose monthly remuneration is between 15001/- and 20,000/- per month is 150/- (per month) 20001-and above Rs: 200/- Per month is deductable from a person employed on salary or wages and includes:- an employee of the Central Government or any State Government to whom the salary is paid either from the consolidated Fund of India or of a State; a person in the service of a body, whether incorporated or not, which is owned or controlled by the Central Government or any State Government where the body operates in any part of the State, even though its headquarters may be situated outside the State, the maximum limit of profession tax per an individual is Rs: 2500/-
Assessee is subject to penalty in the event of non-filing of PT return. Amount of penalty may differ from state to state.
Professional tax is a state level tax and not a union tax. Employers coming under the jurisdiction of states which levy professional tax are required to collect PT from employees and remit the same to the government.
Yes. Every employer falling under the specified criteria should mandatorily register with the state authority.
Delay in obtaining Professional Tax Registration Certificate incurs a penalty of Rs. 5/- per day. In case of non/late payment of profession tax, penalty will be 10% of the amount of tax. In case of late filing of returns, a penalty of Rs. 300 per return will be imposed.
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