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NEWS

Maternity Leave raised to 26 weeks:

Amendment in Maternity Benefit Act has been notified to raise Maternity Leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks w.e.f. 1st April, 2017.

EPF Wage Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 15,000:

Monthly wage ceiling for coverage under EPF enhanced from Rs. 6,500/- to Rs. 15,000/- w.e.f. 1st September, 2014.

ESI Wage Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 21,000:

Monthly wage ceiling for coverage under ESI enhanced from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 21,000/- w.e.f. 1st January, 2017.

EPF Admin Charges reduced and EDLI Admin Charges abolished:

EPFO reduced EPF admin charges to 0.65% from 0.85% and abolished EDLI admin charges w.e.f. 1st April, 2017.

Bonus Eligibility Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 21,000:

Wage ceiling for eligibility under Payment of Bonus Act has been enhanced from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 21,000 per month retrospectively w.e.f. 1st April, 2014. Although, implementation from retrospective effect has been stayed by various High Courts.

Central & State Specific Labour Laws & Rules
 
Professional Tax
 

Legislative Authority

Article 276 of the Constitution of India authorizes the State Legislatures to levy taxes on professions, trades, callings and employments in their states. Initially, the article had stipulated Two Hundred and Fifty rupees per annum as the maximum limit of taxes leviable by a state. However, vide Sixtieth Amendment in the Constitution in 1988, this limit has been enhanced to Two Thousand and Five Hundred rupees per annum as the maximum amount of taxes payable by any one person to a State or to any one municipality, district board, local board or other local authority in the State.

State Specific Laws

In exercise of the powers vested under Article 276 of the Constitution, certain states have enacted laws to levy tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments. The Acts governing tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments in the respective states are listed herein below:
FuturAge Andhra Pradesh Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1987
FuturAge Assam Professions, Trade Callings and Employments Taxation Act, 1947
FuturAge Chhattisgarh Professional Tax Act, 1995
FuturAge Gujarat State Tax on Profession, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1976
FuturAge Karnataka Tax on Profession, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1976
FuturAge Madhya Pradesh Professional Tax Act, 1995
FuturAge Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trade Callings and Employments Act, 1975
FuturAge Orissa State Tax on Professions and Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 2000
FuturAge Punjab Finance Act, 1977 regulating Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments in Punjab
FuturAge Rajasthan Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employment Act, 2000
FuturAge Sikkim Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings & Employments Act, 2006
FuturAge Tamil Nadu Tax on Professions, Trades Callings, and Employment's Act, 1992
FuturAge West Bengal State Tax on Professions and Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1979

Services We Offer

We are Labour Law Consultants and at FuturAgeSM, we offer following services in relation to compliances under state specific laws on Professional Tax:

FuturAge Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments
FuturAge Registration / Enrolment under Professional Tax
FuturAge Assistance in complying various provisions under the Acts
FuturAge Assistance in deduction and payment of Professional Tax
FuturAge Preparation & Filing of periodical returns
FuturAge Application for Rectification of mistakes
FuturAge Assistance in recovery proceedings
FuturAge Assistance in claiming Refunds of excess payments
FuturAge Assistance at the time of inspetion of accounts & documents and search of premises
FuturAge Appeal to Appellate Authorities
FuturAge Revision of orders passed by the Appellate Authorities
FuturAge Compounding of Offences
 
 
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