Professional Tax Registration

  • Free Professional Consultation
  • Professional Tax Return Filing
  • Get registration within 15 working days
  • Presently, serve clients only in Kochi for Professional Tax

    Professional Tax

    A Professional Tax is a tax charged and collected by the local municipal authorities in India like Panchayat, Municipalities and Municipal Corporations. Those persons who have been appointed, working or holding office for salary or wages in any office or company or firm or enterprise or establishment or institution or receiving income from deposits and those having half -yearly income not less than Rs. 12,000/- .For the purpose of charging and collecting professional tax, employee can be grouped into categories according to the amount of total income accrued in a half yearly basis. In all other cases the liable person who engaged in self employment, companies and those transacting business must pay the maximum professional tax at RS. 1,250/- on half – yearly basis. In Kerala, a D & O Trade license issued by the health department of local LSGD is mandatory for pay the professional tax. Every person who liable to deduct the professional tax must pay the tax along with the half yearly return.

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    Who is Liable to Pay Professional Tax?

    • Employees working in government, private sector, or non-governmental organizations.
    • Professionals such as doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants, etc.
    • Traders and individuals running their own businesses.

    Payment and Compliance

    Professional Tax in Kerala is usually deducted from the salary of employees by their employers and deposited to the Kerala State Government. Professionals and traders must pay this tax directly. Compliance with the payment schedule is mandatory to avoid penalties.

    Exemptions and Deductions

    Certain categories of individuals and income brackets are exempt from paying Professional Tax. Additionally, Professional Tax paid is allowed as a deduction under the Income Tax Act, which can reduce the overall tax liability.

    Online Payment and E-filing

    The Kerala Government offers facilities for the online payment of Professional Tax and e-filing of returns, simplifying the process and ensuring transparency and efficiency.

    Penalties for Non-Compliance

    Failure to comply with the Professional Tax regulations can result in penalties. This includes late payment fees and other fines as stipulated by the Kerala State Government.