West Bengal further extends last date of filling PT return till 30-09-2020

The Government of West Bengal vide an order dated 17th June 2020 has further extended the last date for filling Professional Tax(PT) return for the year ending on 31st March 2020 electronically till 30th September 2020, and last date for filling the same in paper form is extended till 7th October 2020.

As per West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings, and Employments Act, 1979, every employer shall furnish to the prescribed authority a return showing the salaries and wages paid by him and the amount of tax deducted by him in respect of professional tax. For the year ending on 31st May 2020, and such employers were to furnish return in Form III within 30th April 2020. But due to COVID-19 lockdown, the West Bengal Government vide an order dated 13th April 2020 extend the due date for filling of the said Professional Tax return till 30th June 2020 for convenience to employers.

However, as the COVID-19 circumstances are still compelling, the Government of West Bengal with this current order further extended the last date for filling Professional Tax return for the year ending on 31st March 2020 from the earlier date of 30th June 2020 to 30th September 2020. The order also specified that in case of late filling of the return beyond the extended time, the late fees shall be determined by the process specified under the West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Rules, 1979.The following table shows the previous due dates and new extended due dates-

Period of return  Last date of filling return electronically notified by order dated 13-04-20Extended last date of filling return electronically notified by order dated 17-06-2020Last date of furnishing paper form of that return notified by order dated 13-04-20Extended last date of furnishing paper form of that return notified by order dated 17-06-2020
Year ending on 31-03-2020  30-06-2020  30-09-2020  07-07-2020  07-10-2020

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