How to apply for Government of Maharashtra Profession Tax Amnesty Scheme 2016


Haven't got a PT-EC number as yet? Want to avail of the Govt. of Maharashtra amnesty for professional tax payers? This article provides details of the amnesty scheme benefits and how to apply for it online.

The Government of India had offered a chance to all those who had not declared their income correctly in earlier years to come forward and declare such undisclosed income though its special facility: e-filing for IDS-2016. Now the Government of Maharashtra is offering professionals an opportunity to enrol in the profession tax amnesty scheme-2016. This scheme will benefit individuals, business houses, proprietors and self-employed professionals. The Amnesty Scheme is available only for those individuals who have not yet taken a Profession tax enrolment certificate number (known as PT-EC number). The maximum Profession Tax payable per year is Rs. 2500/-.



It is mandatory for the following to register under the Profession Tax Act, 1975, get an enrolment certificate and pay the Profession Tax:

  • Doctors

  • Chartered Accountants

  • Artists

  • Advocates

  • Consultants

  • Shop and Establishment License holders or covered under Annexure-I of the Profession Tax Act, 1975

Benefits of Amnesty Scheme 2016

  1. The Tax payment liability is reduced from 8 years to 3 years.

  2. 100% Interest and Penalty is being waived off.

  3. Once you enrol, you can pay Profession Tax through e-payment facility.

Important note

Coercive action will be taken against defaulters after the due date. If you fail to get registered in the Amnesty Scheme then you will need to pay the entire tax, Interest and penalty from the date of Liability. You may face legal action too if you remain unregistered.

How to enrol

  1. Go to the official website http://www.mahavat.gov.in/Mahavat/index.jsp

  2. Click on 'e- Registration' and follow the registration steps.

  3. PT-EC number will be informed to you on you registered e-mail Id.

  4. After getting the PT-EC registration numbe,r you need to make e-payment through 'GRAS' . This is the Government Account Receipt System, the link to which is available at www.mahavat.gov.in. The steps for this procedure is as follows:
    • Select the option 'epayment through 'GRAS'.

    • Then select the Radio button 'Profession tax –PT-EC' (see image below).


    • Epayment through GRAS
      [Image source: http://www.mahavat.gov.in/Mahavat/index.jsp]

    • Enter Your 'PT-EC No' and click submit button.

    • Then follow the process of e-payment.

Alternately, you can visit https://gras.mahakosh.gov.in/salestax/

Contact information for Amnesty Scheme

You can either contact your local Profession tax officer or visit www.mahavat.gov.in.

You can also contact the Helpdesk on following numbers: 26591747 / 57 Ext 5309 / 5310 / 5315
Email: amnestyhelp@gmail.com
Website: www.mahavat.gov.in

For more details, refer to the FAQs of the Amnesty Scheme here: http://www.mahavat.gov.in/Mahavat/MyFold/WHATS%20NEW/FAQs_Corrected.pdf


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