"The last revision of profession tax was done back in February 2013.
Since then, the economic scenario saw many changes, impacting the incomes of various professionals and warranting an upward revision of tax slabs in certain categories," Bhargava said.
Taking various factors into consideration, the government has decided to rationalise the rates of Profession Tax for certain categories, ensuring that the maximum tax payable by any person did not exceed Rs 2,500 per annum, the Special Chief Secretary said.
Under the new structure, public telephone operators have been removed from the profession tax payers list, while restaurants, take-away food points, canteens and curry points were added anew, with a tax rate of Rs 2,500.
The Revenue Special Chief Secretary also issued an order directing 18 government departments, appointed as profession tax collection agents, to amend the relevant Act or Rules administered by them making payment of profession tax a pre- condition for grant or renewal of licenses and permits.
The departments include transport, irrigation, municipal administration, revenue, marketing, endowments, registration and stamps, industries, handlooms and textiles, horticulture, fisheries, education and excise.
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