Karnataka Government Exempts Certain Employees From Payment Of Professional Tax

Posted On - 16 August, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The Government of Karnataka by notification dated July 13, 2023 has exempted certain categories of persons from the applicability of the Karnataka Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1976. Persons exempted include owners of Transport vehicles (other than Autorickshaws) not exceeding two in number, run on their own or through others under permits granted; individual persons engaged in any profession, trades, callings and employment who are physically challenged who have total permanent disability of not less than 40% of both upper and lower extremity deformities subject to production of a certificate obtained from the Head of the Orthopaedic Department of Government Civil Hospital in the State, directors of Companies registered in Karnataka and nominated by the Financing agencies owned or controlled by the State Government or by other statutory bodies, foreign technicians employed in the State provided their appointments are approved by the Government of India for the purpose of exemptions from payment of Income Tax subject to a maximum of two years from the date of their joining duty, An ex-serviceman, etc.