Professional Tax Registration
Professional tax applicability: Professional tax is levied on all types of trades and professions in India. It has to be paid compulsorily by every staff member who is employed in any private firm operating in India. Professional tax registration is the onus of every business owner, who must take up responsibility for deduction of professional tax and payment for the same.
Professional tax for self-employed: Any professional who obtains a monthly regular income will need to pay the professional tax. By the word professional, we mean people employed in specialized fields such as accountancy, media, etc.
Here are the reasons why one should never miss a professional tax payment
- Judicial requirement: Employers in many states of India are strictly bound by the judiciary to obtain the registration of professional tax. After the registration, they have to make the deductions and pay the service taxes of all the employees who work under them.
- Avoid paying penalties: Failure to professional tax registration results in huge penalties that keep on increasing over time.
- Easy to comply: The professional tax regulations are so easy to follow. The registration procedures can be done quickly and the further proceedings are also much easier.
- Deductions: Deductions can be claimed in the salary on the basis of the professional tax paid. The deductions will be allowed in the year corresponding to which the taxpayer made the payments.
- State government tax: The local authorities and the state government have the right to collect all the professional taxes based on employment, profession trades and much more. The collected amount of professional tax per annum should not go beyond ₹2500 per annum.
- Certificate of incorporation, including MOA and AOA/LLP agreement
- PAN card of company/LLP attested by the company director
- Proof of office location with NOC from the owner of the premises
- Proof of company bank account with bank statement and a cancelled cheque
- Passport size photograph, address and identity proof from all the directors
- Board resolution/ statement of consent by the partners
- Shop and establishment certificate
- Salary register and attendance register.