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:
See rule 15(3)
Notice to a person who has failed to get himself enrolled or pay tax
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.
Place : Srirampur, Court Compound, Hooghly Assessing Authority
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 9 days ago in Professional Tax from Konnagar, West Bengal
Hello Naman Sir,
the sender email id is following:
Directorate of Commercial Taxes, Govt of West Bengal<[deleted]>
It looks like an official Id.
and one more thing, I don't have any business or GST number in F.Y. 2016-17. But in the mail clearly stated that, tax is due from 2016-17 to 2019-20.
Please confirm, if it's an error from their side or not.
Asked 9 days ago