In India, Professional Tax is levied by state governments on salaried employees and professionals such as, doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants, consultants, etc. Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and West Bengal are some of the states that levy professional tax. Each state has its own tax structure. The employer is responsible for deducting the tax in case of salaried professionals.
Facts about Professional Tax
Deduction of professional tax from employees and payment of the same is a mandatory requirement in most states. However, certain states do not collect professional taxes.
Filing of Returns
Return filing is another statutory requirement of professional tax system. The frequency of return filing varies with each state and this may also vary with the value of the liability.
Non-compliance will attract penalty. This includes non-registration, non-payment or delayed payment. Every state has its own penalty clause.
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