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Updated on 24 Oct 2020  9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

Online Professional Tax Registration in India

Professional Tax is the tax levied by different state governments of India on the salaried persons working in government or non-government entities or practicing professions like Medicine, Law, Chartered Accountancy etc. or carrying out any other form of business. All these working professionals need to pay the professional tax.

The professional tax registration is imposed at the state level. Different states have different rates and methods of collection. The professional tax is not imposed in all the Indian states. The states in which professional tax is imposed are West Bengal, Tripura, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Odisha, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh etc.

The employers deduct the professional tax from the salary of the employees and the same is deposited with the state government. Professional tax is levied by the Municipal Corporation of a particular state and majority of the Indian states impose this tax. For the State Government, the professional tax is an important source of revenue and it helps them in implementing schemes for the welfare and development of the region.

Professional tax registration is also paid by staff of private companies. It is mandatory to pay professional tax. The professional tax is charged as per income slabs of the state government. The amount of professional tax paid during the year is allowed as deduction under the income tax act.

After recruiting the staff in a company, the registration of the professional tax is necessary within 30 days in case of salaried personnel and in case of professionals, it should be within 30 days from the beginning of the practice. The professional tax is deducted from the wages or salaries paid to the employees. The amount deducted for the professional tax registration varies from state to state but it is not more than 2500 rupees annually in any of the Indian states.

Procedure of Professional Tax Registration

At Finacbooks we have simple and easy process in place to help you easily get professional tax registration within 5 - 10 working days. We assign a dedicated tax expert to assess your requirements, prepare application and documentation and submission of your application. Here's how it works:

Application Preparation

Our dedicated Tax Expert will assess your business and collect/prepare the documents required to submit for professional tax application with the State Government.

Application Filing

Signed application is submitted with the relevant department of state government by expert within 2 working days.


Concerned government department reviews application and Upon the successful submission of the application, professional tax registration is provided.
Note: You're provided with the contact details of dedicated account manager. You can get in touch with him/her in case of any queries.

What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees

What you need to know about Professional Tax Registration?

Every State

If the employee changes his or her state and starts working in any other Indian state, than he or she needs to register in that state for professional tax again. The professional tax rate varies from state to state. Majority of the small business owners find it difficult to fulfill the strict requirements of the professional tax. Not all states impose this tax.

Apply the Penalties

You have to pay the tax on time unless you will face penalties. For example - If you are living in Maharashtra and not paying the professional tax on time, you need to pay penalty of 10% of the amount owed to you. In the case of more delay, you need to pay 2 rupees each day.

Professional Tax Slab Rates in Different States in India

West Bengal Professional Tax

In the West Bengal, the Professional tax is levied under the west Bengal state tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employment Act, 1979. The professional tax Slab rates in west Bengal are as follows –

Monthly salary Amount payable in west Bengal
Upto Rs.10,000 Nil
Rs.10001 to Rs.15000 Rs.110 per month
Rs.15001 to Rs.25000 Rs.130 per month
Rs.25001 to Rs.40000 Rs.150 per month
Rs.40000 & above Rs.200 per month

Andhra Pradesh Professional Tax

In the Andhra Pradesh, professional tax is levied under the Andhra Pradesh tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employment Act, 1987. The professional tax Slab rates in Andhra Pradesh are as follows –

Monthly salary Amount payable in Andhra Pradesh
Upto Rs.15000 Nil
Rs.15001 to Rs.20000 Rs.150 per month
Rs.20001 & above Rs.200 per month

Gujarat Professional Tax

In Gujarat, Professional tax is governed by the Gujarat Municipal Corporations, Panchayats, Municipalities and State tax on Professions, Traders, Callings & Employment act, 1976. The professional tax Slab rates in Gujarat are as follows –

Monthly salary Amount payable in Gujarat
Less than Rs.5999 Nil
Rs.6000 – Rs.8999 Rs.80 per month
Rs.9000 – Rs.11999 Rs.150 per month
Rs.12000 & above Rs.200 per month

Maharashtra Professional Tax

The Maharashtra State tax is governed by the Maharashtra state tax on Professions, Trades, Calling and Employment Act, 1975. The professional tax Slab rates in Maharashtra are as follows –

Monthly salary Amount payable in Maharashtra
Less than Rs.7500 Nil
Rs.7501 to Rs.10000 Rs.175 per month
Rs.10001 & above Rs.200 per month except month of February

Note – Women who earn salary upto Rs.10000 per month are exempted to pay professional tax.

Tamil Nadu Professional Tax

In the Tamil Nadu, the professional tax is levied under the Municipalities, Town Panchayats, and Municipal Corporation Rules, 1988. The professional tax Slab rates in Tamil Nadu are as follows

Monthly salary Amount payable in Tamil Nadu (Half yearly)
Upto Rs.21000 Nil
Rs.21000 to Rs.30000 Rs.135
Rs.30001 to Rs.45000 Rs.315
Rs.45001 to Rs.60000 Rs.690
Rs.60001 to Rs.75000 Rs.1025
Rs.75001 & above Rs.1250

Karnataka Professional Tax

In the Karnataka, the professional tax is levied under the Karnataka tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employment Act, 1976. The professional tax Slab rates in Karnataka are as follows

Monthly salary Amount payable in Karnataka
Less than Rs.15000 Nil
Rs.15000 & above Rs.200 per month

How Finacbooks help with Professional Tax Registration in India?

Finacbooks is a leading Indian portal providing accounting, finance & taxation services to small businesses. We are having more than 10 years of experience in helping individuals for Professional Tax Registration at a least possible price. We will guide you through the entire process of Professional Tax Registration. To avail the best deals on Professional Tax Registration, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com

Professional Tax Registration FAQ’S

The entire procedure is 100% online and you don’t have to be present at our office or any other office for professional tax registration. A scanned copy of documents has to be sent via mail.
No, There is no additional amount you have to pay. We will send you an invoice all-inclusive with no hidden charges.
Finacbooks takes upto 5 to 10 working days time for professional tax registration.


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Due Dates

  • GSTR 3B for August 2020 (15 States/UT’s - Chhattisgarh, MP, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep, Kerala, TN, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) Oct 1st, 2020
  • GSTR 3B for August 2020 (22 States/UT’s - Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Delhi) Oct 3rd, 2020
  • GSTR 1 for September 2020 (turnover more than INR. 1.50 Crore) Oct 11th, 2020
  • Monthly GSTR 6 for September 2020 Oct 13th, 2020
  • Monthly GSTR 7 (Summary of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) and deposited) for September 2020 Oct 10th, 2020
  • Monthly GSTR 8 (Summary of Tax Collected at Source (TCS) and deposited by e-commerce operators) for September 2020 Oct 10th, 2020
  • CMP 08 for July to September 2020 Oct 18th, 2020
  • GSTR 5 (Non-Resident Foreign Taxpayers) Monthly Filing Due Date for September 2020 Oct 20th, 2020
  • GSTR 5A (Non-Resident OIDAR Service Provider) Monthly Filing Due Date for September 2020 Oct 20th, 2020
  • GSTR 3B for September 2020 (Annual Turnover of more than Rs 5 Cr in Previous FY) Oct 20th, 2020
  • GSTR 9 and 9C (Annual Return) FY 2018-19 Dec 31st, 2020
  • GSTR 1 (Quarterly) for July to September (Summary of outward supplies where turnover is upto Rs 1.5 crore) Oct 31st, 2020
  • Annual GSTR 4 for FY 2019-20 Oct 31st, 2020