Professional Tax Registration
₹ 4,000/- (inclusive all)
- Registration Requirement for Consultation
- Collection of Basic Information
- Provide Required Documents
- Preparation of registration application
- Application for professional tax registration
- Professional Tax Registration Certificate
What is Professional Tax ?
Professional Tax is a tax collected by State Governments from the professionally occupied business entities. A person earning income from salary or professions such as Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Lawyers, etc. is required to pay professional tax. For the purpose of this registration, the employers, professionals, traders, etc. come under the purview of registration.
This tax is deducted from the salary of the employer, which is later eligible for deduction from the computation of taxable income. The registration is obtained by the employers and business owners with the respect to Municipal Corporation. Being it State-based registration, the rate of tax and method of registration is different. Further, there are two types of registrations being – PTEC and PTRC registrations.
Advantages of Professional Tax Registration
MoA – AoA of Company, Partnership Deed/ LLP Agreement, etc. along with the registration certificate, if any
A self-attested copy of ID proof of Proprietor/ Partner/ Director
Self-attested copy of address proof of Proprietor/ Partner/ Director. Shop and Establishment Certificate(if any )
3 copy of passport size photograph of the Proprietor/ Partner/ Director
Frequently Asked Questions
The responsibility to obtain a registration lies with the owner of the business or profession. The business owner/employer is required to deduct the professional tax based on the professional tax slab from the salaries of employees and pay the same to Government before the 15th day of each month or quarter as applicable.
Also known as the Professional Tax Enrolment Certificate (PTEC), this registration is obtained for the payment of taxes by the employers
The employers are required to obtain the registration when employees are appointed. This makes the employees eligible to deduct the professional tax from their employee’s salaries. Registration should be obtained within 30 days of employing staff.
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.
Yes, if you have more than one place of work, you have to make a separate application for professional tax registration to the concerned authority.
For delays in obtaining a Registration Certificate, a penalty of Rs5/- per day is levied. In case of non/late payment of profession tax, the penalty will amount to 10% of the amount of tax. In case of late filing of returns, a penalty of ₹ 300 per return will be imposed.
The due date for the payment of Profession Tax is 30th June for the employees enrolled before 31st May of the year. The people enrolled after 31st May of a year are requested to pay Profession Tax within one month from the date of enrolment. Employers are requested to file a monthly return along with due payment of tax.
In cities like Ahmedabad, both the registration must be obtained simultaneously. In a few places, Shop & establishment registration is a requirement for this application. Hence, it depends on the law where the jurisdiction of the premise is situated.
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