The Government of Maharashtra has launched a scheme called One Time Payment Tax (OTPT Scheme), which is being implemented from 1st April 2019. The scheme acts as an option for the payment of profession tax in advance for an enrolled person as per the Maharashtra State Tax in professions, trades, Callings and Employment Act, 1975.
Applicability of the OTPT Scheme
The scheme applies to enrolled individuals, and these enrolled individuals can opt for the scheme anytime after the enrollment process.
Eligibility of the OTPT Scheme
- An enrolled person can avail the benefits of this scheme by making payment of tax for a minimum of three years and upto a maximum of 35 years.
- Senior citizens who are above 65 years of age are exempted from professional tax in Maharashtra.
The enrolled individuals can opt the scheme for the second time, on the completion of the previous period that is availed under the scheme. Every enrolled person availing the benefits of the scheme can join employment by furnishing OTPT certificate to the employer. There is no requirement for the employer to do PTRC Education and the liability would be deemed to be paid for the period that is covered under the scheme.
The amount to be paid has to be made as per the amount set by the Government. All enrolled individuals who have made five years lump sum payment period before 01.04.2018, can opt for the scheme after the completion of five years. All payments done for 2010-19 or lumpsum payment made after 01.04.2018, can opt for the scheme by remitting the balance amount payable for the period that is opted under the scheme.
Refund of Excess Payment
Once the amount is paid, there is no refund of money.
Withdrawal of Benefits
Withdrawal of benefits under the scheme would be made
- When there is a suppression of any material information or particulars by furnishing any incorrect or false information.
- When there is a suppression of material facts.
- Concealment of any particulars.
The enrolled individuals who make payments in April can pay less than the individual who pays in the subsequent month of the financial year. Given below are the step-wise procedures to make the payment.
Step 1: Login to the website
The user has to login to the official portal.
Step 2: Click E-payments Tab
From the ‘E-Payments’ Tab, click PTEC.
Step 3: Enter the PTEC TIN
After selecting ‘Make a new OYPT Payment’, the user then has to enter the 11 digits PTEC TIN.
Step 4: Enter the PAN
If PAN is not automatically entered, the user has to enter PAN.
Step 5: Change Trade Name
If there is a requirement to change the Trade Name, the user then may change the name.
Step 5: Selecting Schedule Entry
Depending on the classification, the user has to sect the Schedule Entry.
Step 6: Selecting Number of Years
The user then has to select the number of years to receive the benefit of the scheme. The minimum number of years is three and the maximum number 0f years is five.
Step 7: Select Location
The user has to select the Location.
Step 8: Select Payment Gateway
The user has to select the Payment Gateway.
Step 9: Enter Mobile Number and Email ID
Following this, the user has to enter the mobile number and Email ID. The ‘I Agree’ option has to be checked.
Step 10: Check Draft Challan
The user has to chek the Draft Challan and then click ‘Proceed’.
Step 11: Make Payment
The user has to select the bank, enter the captcha code and then make payment.