• Monday, 27th Mar, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions on Return - New Version (2014-15 onwards)

  • 1) Who shall file return under the Profession Tax Act (West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1979) ?

    Every employer registered under the Act is liable to file return (with effect from the year, in which registration is granted). Persons holding enrolment certificate are NOT required to file return.

  • 2) For whom filing of return through this ‘Return’ module is mandatory ?

    Every employer registered under the Act is required to file return once a year (in the month of April of the following year) for the period 2014-15 onwards through the New PT Return module.

  • 3) What user-id & password are to be used to enter the module ?

    The 12-digit registration number is itself the ‘user-id’. The ‘password’ is the same which was set by the employer while generating the demat registration certificate (of 12-digit registration number). If the password is forgot, you can reset the same through Registration > Log-in > Forgot Your Password > Click. In case the user-id is forgot, it can be enquired through PT-Payment Certificate module by putting your PAN in the specified space. If you are a VAT dealer you can use your VAT number, in lieu of PT registration number while logging-in, provided you have tagged your PT registration number with the VAT number.

  • 4) What should I do after logging-in successfully ?

    Once you log-in successfully, you will be displayed the name, address and PT registration number of your or against whom you are logged-in. You should verify whether the return is actually intended to be filed against the employer whose details are displayed. Then, you should select the year for which return is to be filed in the instant occasion.

  • 5) If the arrear payment (of salary/wages) is received during the year but the amount pertains to back years, should I be liable to pay interest ?

    Interest on arrear is payable only for delay in paying tax, on arrear, from the date on which the amount of arrear is actually disbursed, it is not related to the period(s) for which it is paid.

  • 6) What should I do if no arrear payment is received during the year ?

    You should check the box containing the text ‘Arrear tax deduction details is not applicable to me.’

  • 7) Which payment details are auto-populated in the ‘Payment Details’ section ?

    Any payment made -

    (a) electronically (though GRIPS) assigning the 12-digit PT registration number (or corresponding old RC number, if tagged with the 12-digit number);

    (b) for the year (or part of it) against which the instant return is being filed and under the heads of ‘tax’ and/or ‘interest’ and/or ‘late fees’; &

    (c) which was successfully deposited before 2 working days (for online payment) or 4 working days (for counter payment) will only be auto-populated in the payment details section.

  • 8) What should I do if any or more payment details are not being auto-populated in that section ?

    (I) The employer should check for the conditions of auto-population of payment details as mentioned in the answer to question number 7. It is to be noted that due to unavoidable circumstances, the waiting period [as mentioned (d) above] may be prolonged by 1/2 days more. So, the employer may retry after such presumptive extended time; or

    (II) may click ‘yes’ for the box containing the text ‘Do you have any GRN not included in the above list?’ and put GRN details there.; or

    (III) put the manual challan details, if any, after clicking ‘yes’ for the box containing the text ‘Do you have any receipt of manual challan payment? ‘; or

    (IV) refresh the auto populated payment details by clicking on for the ‘refresh above auto populated payment details’ option, placed just under the box containing the text ‘Do you have any GRN not included in the above list?’.

  • 9) What should I do in case some payment details are not auto populated in spite of attempting the measures as mentioned in the answer to question number-8 ?

    If, even after following any (or more) way as mentioned here-before, the desired payment details do not appear in the payment details section or in case where the employer, while making payment of the payments in question, made any mistake (in respect of ID number/period)], the employer should immediately contact the concerned PT authority (under whose jurisdiction the employer belong) with a written application for necessary correction in the challan or looking into the matter, as the case may be.

    To find your concerned PT authority/office click here

  • 10) What is the utility of ‘Calculation of Tax & interest’ button in the ‘Payment Details’ section ?

    it let you know the amount of tax, interest & late-fees as payable according to the return and as paid according to the payment details section. It will help to know the amount due under the respective head of payment.

  • 11) To whom ‘Annexure to Form-III (Part-A)’ is applicable ?

    It is required ONLY for those employers who used contract manpower (engaging manpower from or through any manpower supplying agency i.e. outsourcing manpower) during the return period.

  • 12) To whom ‘Annexure to Form-III (Part-B)’ is applicable ?

    It is required ONLY for those employers who are manpower supply Agency.

  • 13) If I find no short payment in the ‘Table for Computation of Interest’ page, should I click on ‘Final submission’ button to file the return ?

    If I find no short payment in the ‘Table for Computation of Interest’ page, should I click on ‘Final submission’ button to file the return ?

  • 14) What should I do if the ‘Table for Computation of Interest’ page shows that there is short payment of tax/interest/late fees ?

    Log out from the Return module & go to e-Payment module for payment of amount due under appropriate head (as per the ‘Table for Computation of Interest’ page). Make the required payment. Log-in to the Return module again after 2 (for online payment) to 4 (for counter payment) working days and then refresh the auto populated payment details by clicking on for the ‘refresh above auto populated payment details’ option in the Payment Details section. Once the latest payment details are auto populated you will be allowed to file the return finally.

  • 15) How interest is calculated ?

    Interest is calculated @ 1 % per month for each month (or part there-of) of delay in making the payment of tax for the concerned month.

  • 16) How interest is calculated ?

    late-fee is payable @ Rs 200/- for the first month (or part there-of) of delay and Rs 100/- for each subsequent month (or part there-of) of delay in filling the return.

  • 17) Should I submit the acknowledgment cum hard copy of the return to the prescribed authority? Is there any late-fees for late submission of the hard copy ?

    After on-line transmission of data in Form-II (i.e. online return filing), the employer should download the ‘Acknowledgment cum hard copy of the return’ and to print it. Then, the signed (and sealed) print out of that document is to be submitted to the concerned PT authority within 15th May in case the return was filed by 30th April for the immediately preceding year. In case, the employer has filed the return any time after 30th April, the hard copy is to be submitted at once. If the hard copy of the return is not submitted within the specified time (as discussed here), late fee is payable for such delay in submission of the hard copy of the return as per the answer to question number 18. For example, if the return was filed electronically in June (for the immediately preceding year), the hard copy is to be submitted by the same month; otherwise, the date of submission of hard copy will be considered as the date of filing of the return and so, the balance late fee will have to be paid for submission of the hard copy.

  • 18) Should the hard copy of return accompany challans mandatorily ?

    If all payments are made electronically, submission of print out of GRIPS tax paid challan is not mandatory. However, if in the hard copy there remains any reference of manually paid challan, the original challan (manual) is to be submitted along with the hard copy of the return. Again, if any late fee is payable as per the answer to question number 17, the print out of the concerned GRIPS tax paid challan is to be submitted.

Source: Profession Tax, Last Updated on: 26th Mar, 2017

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