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Certified personal tax professional programme

Program overview

The certified personal tax professional program is a subscription-based training program that aims to meet the requirements of payroll/HR professionals who would like to be well versed and up to speed with the latest updates and trends pertaining to/ governing payroll systems in India. 

The main program objectives are as follows.

  • Keep abreast of the latest trends/impact of changes in tax and social security laws of India
  • Address the common gaps identified in the payroll process
  • Understand the taxability of different salary components and retiral payments
  • Help achieve higher compliance levels for employers
  • Understand personal finance and investment options for claiming tax benefits
  • Help confirm payroll/HR professionals are well versed with compliance requirements and/or various actions -points for an employer under provident fund laws, gratuity and superannuation schemes
  • Address assessment related basic issues which employees face.
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Who is this program for?

  • Job seekers looking to find employment in payroll and human resources
  • Employees that are already working in payroll and HR and wanting to improve their knowledge and skills and keep themselves abreast of the latest trends
  • Existing employees looking for better roles
  • Companies who want their payroll and HR employees to be upskilled and updated with the latest trends in their domain, also covering impact of major changes in regulations
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What does the program cover?

The program has two modules that cover several key aspects of payroll in a comprehensive manner. The details are given below.

Module 1 - Tax compliances and laws associated with payroll components

  • Payroll process
  • Pay components – taxability and specific checkpoints
  • Eligible deductions
  • TDS Mechanism - Snapshot

Module 2 - Compliance/action -points under Social security and retiral payments

  • Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 
  • Employees’ State Insurance 
  • Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 
  • National Pension System 
  • New Labor Codes
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Program Learning Journey

This program is designed as a continuous learning journey that is highly application driven and consists of three distinct phases.

  • Instructor led sessions:  Eight hours of instruction delivered through four online instructor led sessions over two weekends.

  • Certification: In the second phase learners will have to complete an assessment, which will be a pre-requisite for receiving the course completion certificate from KPMG in India.
  • Follow on webinars: Three quarterly 2-hour webinars. The format of the webinar will be instructions / updates followed by a Q&A session. 

Program completion certificate

A completion certificate from KPMG in India will be awarded to participants on securing the minimum passing marks at the end of course assessment. The certificate will be valid for only one year.


The program will be facilitated by senior professionals (Partners, Directors, Associate Directors, Managers) from KPMG in India’s tax practice, who specialize in payroll finance and taxation. 

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Program fees

The certified personal tax professional program is available as a yearly subscription.

The fees for the first year of subscription is INR16,000 plus taxes.

From the second year, the yearly subscription fees is INR12,000 plus taxes.

Batches commencing from February 11, 2021

For enrollments, contact: For corporate enquiries and customized trainings contact:

Ravishankar Naagar


Manisha Sinha


Payroll being a specialized function requires the knowledge of all relevant laws that are applicable in processing payroll of employees. A trained payroll professional who is abreast of all the developments in payroll legislation reduces the risk of non-compliances and delays in compliances.

The personal tax regime in India is continuously evolving which entails keeping abreast of the ongoing changes, trends around salary/payroll taxation, TDS assessment updates etc. So come join us in ‘The Certified Personal Tax Professional program’ and be apprised of the various personal tax updates.

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