• Do I have I to pay professional tax

In 2019, I started a business for selling books online via flipkart and Amazon. As Amazon needs a gst number for opening a sellers account. I applied for a GST number and got a number as per the rules. But, after selling 3 books, I closed the business. As books are exempted from Gst, never filed a return (Actually, I have lack of knowledge about all tax things). On 10th January 2020, I got an email. following is email I received: 

FORM XII
See rule 15(3)
Notice to a person who has failed to get himself enrolled or pay tax
 
To
Abhishek Choudhuri
[address]
 
 
Whereas I am satisfied that you are liable to payment of tax and enrolment under section 5(2) of the West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1979 ;
 
And whereas you have failed to get yourself enrolled and to pay the tax due from you,
 
You are hereby given notice to appear in person or through an authorised representative on [deleted] at 12-00 P.M. before the undersigned with accounts, registers, documents and other evidences as have been maintained by you so that determination of tax due from you for the period from 2016-2017 to 2019-2020 may be completed.
 
Please take notice that ex parte order may be passed in the event of failure to appear personally or through an authorized representative on the date and time specified hereinabove.
 
Date :[deleted]
Place : Srirampur, Court Compound, Hooghly Assessing Authority
JCST,SRIRAMPUR Charge



As per WB P.tax rule, A business under rs.5 lakh turnover does not need pay P.tax. my turnover was not even rs.500.
What should I do now?
Asked 7 months ago in Professional Tax

Hi,

 

You need to get an opinion form WB professional tax expert. However, if you are correct about the exemption below 5 lacs, then definitely you can reply to the notice stating that your turnover was well below the specified threshold and hence you were not required to take any registration.


You should visit the concerned department along with this submission.

Lakshita Bhandari
CA, Mumbai
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First the email id from which you have received such email id if its official or not.

I thinks its a Spam mail.

 

Hope you find the information helpful if you do please rate it 5 and provide your valuable feedback for my improvement.

Thank you.

Naman Maloo
CA, Jaipur
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Sir the email gets deleted if you paste entire email id.

It would be better if you can share it on email or paste it in a way where it doesnt get deleted.

Naman Maloo
CA, Jaipur
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Hello,

 

Professional Tax is levied by the State Governments. It would be advisable to consult a CA/Tax consultant practicing in your state area. You must comply with the notice received by either hiring someone practicing there to represent you or you can personally meet the officials and discuss.

I hope that this answer satisfies your requirements.

 

Regards,

CA Hunny Badlani

Hunny Badlani
CA, Madhya Pradesh
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Whether there is any error or not, can be only confirmed by meeting the official.

Hunny Badlani
CA, Madhya Pradesh
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It seems that they have got some lead from other departments such as gst department or income tax department and they have not verified the lead and sent bulk emails. Many people have received such emails in west bengal.

 

So, My advise would be to file a submission and habe a personal hearing.

Lakshita Bhandari
CA, Mumbai
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316 Consultations

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Dear Sir,

 

Hope you are doing well !!

 

It is advisable to consult with Local professional tax expert.

 

He may assist you in preparation of submission and related communications with the department.

Payal Chhajed
CA, Mumbai
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77 Consultations

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It is advisable to consult with Local professional tax expert.

 

He may assist you in preparation of submission and related communications with the department.

Payal Chhajed
CA, Mumbai
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77 Consultations

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Hello Sir,

 

It would be advisable to consult with a professional tax expert in your area.

 

If As per WB P.tax rule, a business under rs.5 lakh turnover does not need pay P.tax and your turnover was below the specified threshold and hence you were not required to take any registration.

Karishma Chhajer
CA, Jodhpur
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13 Consultations

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Hello Sir,

 

It would be advisable to consult with a professional tax expert in your area.

 

If As per WB P.tax rule, a business under rs.5 lakh turnover does not need pay P.tax and your turnover was below the specified threshold and hence you were not required to take any registration.

Karishma Chhajer
CA, Jodhpur
1846 Answers
13 Consultations

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