The employers are required to obtain the registration when employees are appointed. This makes the employees eligible to deduct the professional tax from his employee’s salaries. Registration should be obtained within the 30 days of employing staff.
Online Professional Tax Registration
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Online Professional Tax Registration
Professional Tax is the tax levied by the various State Governments of India on salaried individuals working in government or non-government entities, or in practice of any profession, such as CAs, Lawyers, Doctors, etc. or carry out some form of business, are required to pay this professional tax.
Professional tax is imposed at the state level in India. Different states have different rates and methods of collection. It is not imposed in all states. The states which impose professional tax are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, and West Bengal. Professional Tax is deducted from the salary of the salaried employees by the employers and same is deposited with the State Government.
WHO NEEDS TO PAY PROFESSIONAL TAX
The one who is working as a freelancer without any employee needs to pay professional tax.
A person earning an income from salary or anyone practicing a profession such as chartered accountant, company secretary, lawyer, doctor etc. are required to pay this professional tax online.
In the case of other classes of individuals, the tax is liable to be paid by the person himself
EXEMPTION FOR PAYING PROFESSIONAL TAX
- Parents of children with a permanent disability or mental disability.
- Members of the forces as defined in the Army Act, 1950, the Air Force Act, 1950 and the Navy Act, 1957 including members of auxiliary forces or reservists, serving in the state.
- Individuals, over 65 years of age.
- An individual suffering from a permanent physical disability (including blindness).
- Women exclusively engaged as agent under the Mahila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojana or Director of Small Savings.
- Parents or guardians of individuals suffering from mental disability.
- Badli workers in the textile industry.
Benefits of Professional Tax Registration in India
Helps you in keeping your company actively running and legally compliant with state laws.
Safeguard from paying penalties
Employer and employee are secured from heavy penalties.
The taxes deducted as per the state government are nominal and they are structured according to a salary range, hence the burden on taxpayers is nominal.
The date of liability will be the date on which the employer disburses salary/wages to any of his employees in the taxable limit, for the first time.
Every employer is liable to deduct Profession Tax (as per the Schedule to the Profession Tax Act) from the salary/wages paid to his employees & to pay the Profession Tax so deducted.
The penalty prescribed as per section 5(6) for giving false information in an application for Registration Certificate or Enrolment Certificate is equal to three times the tax payable under the Profession Tax Act.
The Enrolment Certificate holder can discharge his liability for the next five years by making payment in advance of a lump sum amount equal to four times of such rate of tax on or before 30th June, so advantage in paying lump sum is that of, saving of one year’s liability.
The State Governments of the following states have levied professional tax:
Punjab, Bihar, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Assam, Sikkim, Kerala, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tripura and Madhya Pradesh.
The maximum amount payable per annum towards the professional tax is ₹ 2,500. The professional tax is usually a slab-amount based on the gross income of the professional. It is deducted from the employee’s income every month.
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