Due Dates for Maharashtra for 2016-17: VAT, Service Tax, Central Excise

Last Updated at: August 19, 2019
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Earlier, the GOI and Governments of various states had fixed the final dates on which the payment of different indirect taxes was to be done. With the arrival of GST and the concept of ‘One nation, one tax’ the situation has changed for the better. Filing returns has become simpler than ever before.
Returns & Payment due dates for Service Tax, VAT, ESI/PF, Profession Tax, Income Tax & Central Excise in Maharashtra

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Service Tax Payment

When: 5th of each month for physical payment, but 6th if done online.
Where: All India
What: Service Tax Payment for the previous month if done online (in case your liability is over Rs. 1 lakh, online payment is mandatory). For physical payment, however, the due date is the previous day (i.e. 5th).

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Central Excise Payment

When: 5th of each month for physical payment, but 6th if done online.
Where: All India
What: All non-SSI entities, including export-oriented units, must make excise payments by the 6th of every month. In case of physical payment, however, the due date is the previous day.

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TDS Payment

When: 7th of each month
Where: All India
What: Any entity deducting tax at source must make all payments by this date.

Central Excise Returns

When: 10th of each month
Where: All India
What: Returns need to be filed by all entities paying Central Excise:
1. Non-SSI entities must file Form ER-1;
2. 100% EOUs must file Form ER-2.

Provident Fund Payment

When: 15th of each month
Where: All India
What: Payment of employer/employee component to the EPFO.

ESIC Payment

When: 21st of each month
Where: All India
What: Payment of Employee State Insurance dues.

Mahavat Monthly Payment

When: 21st of each month
Where: Maharashtra
What: Dealers who are liable to file monthly returns (if tax amount is greater than Rs. 10 lakh) must make payment by this date.

Mahavat Monthly Return

When: Last day of each month
Where: Maharashtra
What: For dealers making monthly payments, e-returns must be filed within 10 days of the Mahavat Monthly Payment due date.

Profession Tax Payment/Return

When: Last day of each month
Where: Maharashtra
What: Monthly payment and return for tax deducted in previous month. Applies only to entities deducting profession tax of over Rs. 50,000 per year.

Payment of professional taxes is a mandatory provision for specific companies conducting their business in some Indian states. They are also required to pay the goods and services tax, if they are not exempted from it by the provisions of the CGST Act and IGST Act. So, you must get yourself registered as soon as possible.

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