Professional Tax is the tax levied by the State Government on the income from employment or profession. In the cases of employment, the employer shall deduct the tax from the salary and deposit the same to the State Government and the employer shall furnish a return to the tax department in the prescribed form in a specified time frame along with proof of tax payment. The other individual professionals shall pay their respective tax directly to the Government as prescribed under the Professional tax rules.
The amount of professional tax deducted / payable by an employee /professional differs from State to State based on the slabs prescribed by respective States under corresponding Professions, Trades, Callings, And Employments Act & Rules.
The professional tax is levied only in certain States; there are some states and union territories wherein this tax is not levied.
For registration the employer / individual professional has to submit some of the following documents as applicable:
The remittance and returns are online in some States and offline in some States.
To know/download the State-wise remittance and return details (Professional Tax Slab Chart), CLICK HERE.
To download respective Forms that have to be filed, CLICK HERE.
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