Telangana Professional Tax
Telangana Professional Tax
In India, Professional Tax is a tax levied by the respective state’s government on individuals employed in government and non-government sectors, or in practice of any profession such as Chartered Accounts, Lawyers, Doctors, etc. or performing some form of business. The tax imposed differs from state to state due to different tax rates based on the income slab rate set by the particular state government. Professional tax collected from the salary of a salaried employee is considered as a deduction under the Income Tax Act. In this article, we look at the various aspects of Telanagana Professional Tax in detail.
Telangana Professional Tax, 1987
The Commercial Taxes Department regulated under the Telangana Government is responsible for the collection of Profession Tax dues from professionals in the state. As per the provisions of Telangana Professional Tax Act, 1987, the individual is levied to pay a Profession Tax of maximum Rs.2500 and a minimum slab as low as Rs.110 per annum.
Provisions for Filing a Monthly Return
All individuals registered under the Professional Tax Act has to submit a return (Form V) every month to the assessing authority depicting the salaries paid and the amount of tax deducted from the wages.
The return can be made by a treasury challan/ DD/ Cheque/ e-payment on the full amount of tax due on or before the 10th day of every month for which the return should be filed and can be done online as well.
Person Responsible for paying to Professional Tax
In the case of employees, an employer is a person responsible for deducting and paying professional tax to the State Government under the specified law.
In case the employer is a corporate company, partnership firm, sole proprietorship, etc., it is required to register and obtain the professional tax registration certificate to pay professional tax on the business or profession.
In the case of individuals who carry on freelancing businesses without any employees are also required to register themselves under the respective state’s legislation.
Exempt from Payment of Professional Tax
Any individual whose salary does not seem to exceed Rs.1000/- per month, individuals in professions whose yearly income does not exceed Rs.12000/- and traders whose annual turnover does not exceed Rs.1,00,000 are exempt from the payment of Profession Tax.
Telangana Professional Tax Slab
Professional Tax slabs in Telangana on salary or wages on earning individuals are as follows:
|S.No||Monthly Salary||Tax Payable per Month|
|1.||Up to Rs.15,000/-||Nil|
|2.||From Rs.15,000/- to Rs.20,000/-||Rs.150/-|
The required documents are to be furnished along with the application form.
- Memorandum of Association
- Articles of Association
- PAN Card.
- Aadhar card
- Lease Agreement
- Employer Address Proof and ID Proof with photos.
- Board resolution for authorised signatory
- The number of directors and the photos and proof of residence of the Proprietor, Managing Partner, Managing Director.
- The number of employees and their details.
- Bank details with a cancelled cheque
- Sale deed / Rental agreement / Lease deed / No objection certificate in the case of rent-free places of business.
Online Application Procedure
To register for professional tax online, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: The applicant has to visit the official website of the Commerical tax department of the Telangana government.
Professional Tax Registration
Step 2: Click on “E-Registration” which is visible on the homepage of the portal.
Step 3: Select “PT (Professional Tax) Registration” from the dropdown list.
Step 4: On the next page, when the login screen opens up, the user has to sign in by entering a valid email ID and verification code.
Step 5: After entering the details, click on the “Submit” icon.
Step 6: If already registered with any other activities like VAT/CST/LT/ET with Commercial Taxes Department Of Telangana, enter the respective TINs, and the system will populate your user data. In such a case, the user can edit the data if required and submit the application.
Provide Organization Details
Step 7: For a new user, the user needs to enter the organization details and other required details, click on the “Submit” icon.
Step 8: After verifying all entered information, click on “Next” icon.
Step 9: The system will generate a reference number for further use.
Step 10: On the next screen, enter the Owner/ Managing Director/ Managing Partner details.
Step 11: Select the “No” icon, if you have not nominated anyone as an authorised person.
Step 12: Select the “Yes” icon if you have nominated an individual as an authorised person and enter the relevant details of the licensed person.
Step 13: Enter all details of the authorised person and click on the “Next” icon.
Provide Bank Account Details
Step 14: Enter the bank account details and click on the “Add” icon.
Step 15: The user can enter more than one or two bank account details.
Step 16: After entering bank details, click on “Next” icon.
Step 17: Enter the details of additional places of business and click on the “Next” icon.
Step 18: After verifying the filled details, click on the “Finish” icon for a successful registration.
Track Registration Status
The applicant can verify the status of the registration by following the steps below:
Step 1: The applicant has to revisit the portal of Telangana Commercial Tax Department.
Step 2: Click on Track Registration Status option from the new dealer menu.
Step 3: Select the category of professional tax and enter the reference number.
Step 4: Click on the “Search” icon to know the status of your application.
The Professional Tax registration application will be processed within one working day from the date of receipt along with the supporting documents.
The Deputy Commercial Tax Officer is the relevant authority responsible for issuing the certified copy of Professional Tax Registered.
Issuance of Registered Certificate
Once your registration application is approved, the Registered certificate of Professional tax will be scanned and uploaded to the dealer login. The dealer can initiate all his business activities on receipt of the scanned certificate and then, the original document will be couriered or sent by RPAD to the premises of the dealer.
Penalty for Not Filing Professional Tax Return
If a taxpayer fails to pay off any amount of tax within the specified time limit, the assessing authority may impose a penalty which will be not above fifty per cent of the tax amount payable.