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Understanding Professional Tax in Telangana: Tax Slab, Due Date, Penalty, Exemption

Introduction

The Commercial Tax Department, basically regulated by the Government of Telangana, is responsible for collecting professional taxes in Telangana. If any person has recently come to this state or is working here, then it is very important for him to have complete information about the professional tax levied here. In this article we will provide you all the information related to professional tax in detail.

Professional Tax in Telangana

Professional Tax is a direct tax which is levied by the Telangana State Government on any person who is earning income through any means. The state government imposes this tax on people associated with both government and non-government sectors like doctors, lawyers etc. If we talk briefly, the state government imposes professional tax on all those persons who are earning income from business or employment.

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Professional Tax Slab Rate in Telangana

Monthly Income

Professional Tax Levied (per month)

Up to Rs 15,000

Nil

From Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000

₹ 150

Above Rs 20,000

₹ 200

Due Date of Professional Tax Payment in Telangana

If you reside in Telangana and are eligible to pay professional tax, you must compulsorily pay it on or before the 10th of every month. If you do not pay the tax amount within the specified time for any reason, the state government can impose a penalty on you.

Penalty for Late Payment of Professional Tax in Telangana

If you fail to make payment before the due date for any reason, it may result in a penalty ranging from 25% to 50% of the total tax due on you.

Persons who are Exempted from Paying Professional Tax in Telangana:

There are some persons in Telangana who are exempted from paying professional tax like:

  • All women who work under the Small Savings Directive or Mahila Pradhan Regional Savings Scheme.
  • Any person who is blind or disabled.
  • Badli textile industry workers.
  • Parents or guardians of children who are mentally handicapped.
  • Military personnel, under the Air Force Act, 1950; Army Act 1950; Navy Act 1957

Conclusion

If you are a salaried individual, as stated under Article 276 (2) of the Indian Constitution, your employer will deduct this professional tax as per the predetermined slab rate. However, for other professionals, you have to deposit professional tax in Telangana yourself before the due date of every month.

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