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Professional Tax Filing

Professional tax is an indirect tax levied and collected by the State Governments in India. It is deducted from the salary of employees every month. It is also applicable to professionals like Chartered Accountant, Lawyer, doctor etc.

Professional Tax is paid based on the slab rates provided by the Government. The maximum amount payable shall be Rs. 2,500/- per annum per employee. It is collected by the Commercial tax department of every state. Our professional team would help you with Professional tax compliances in the most efficient manner.

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Documents Required for Professional Tax Filing

Salary Register

Salary register maintained by the company of its employees

Pan Card

PAN of the company

Identity Proof

Any of the following ID: Passport, Voter ID/Driving License of Shareholders and Directors.

Address Proof

Latest Bank Statement/Telephone Bill/Electricity or Gas Bill/Water Bill of Shareholders and Directors

Registered office Proof

Latest & Clear Telephone Bill/Electricity Bill/ /Water/Gas Bill of the registered office address


Letter from Business owner

Professional Tax Applicability

Professional tax applies to the following class of persons in states where it is applicable:

  • Individual
  • HUF
  • Private/Public/One person Company
  • Co-operative Society
  • Association of Person
  • Body of Individuals

Payment of Professional Tax

Professional tax is paid and collected at a pre-determined slab rate. It is collected either annually or monthly by the Commercial Tax Department of the respective state. Professional tax is paid directly by a self-employed person engaged in profession or trade business while in case of salaried employees, it becomes employers’ responsibility to deduct and deposit such tax to the respective State Government.

In case of a salaried individual, the employer shall deposit such tax every month while a self-employed person has the liberty to pay professional tax either monthly or annually. The self-employed taxpayer shall obtain Certificate of Enrollment from the tax department of the concerned state.

Tax Rate Slab

Professional tax is a state tax which is levied as per the slab provided by the respective states. Some states charge it at a fixed percentage while others charge it as a fixed amount based on Income Slab such as:



Tax Liability

Andhra Pradesh

Up to 15000


Income exceeding 20000


INR 150

INR 200


Up to 5999



Income exceeding 12000


INR 80

INR 150

INR 200


Up to 15000

Income exceeding 15000


INR 200


Up to 11999








Income exceeding 125000


INR 120

INR 180

INR 300

INR 450

INR 600

INR 750

INR 1000



Up to 7500 (For male)

Up to 10000 (for female)

7500-10000 (for male)

Income exceeding 10000 (for male & female)



INR 175

INR 200 – 11 months

INR 300- 12 months


Up to 15000


Exceeding 20000

For professionals such as lawyers, architect, practising CA/CA/CMA with experience

ü  up to 5 years

ü  more than five years




INR 150

INR 200





INR 2500 (annual)

West Bengal

Up to 10000



Income exceeding 40000


INR 110

INR 130

INR 150

INR 200

Benefits of filing Professional tax return

Tax Benefit

The amount paid towards professional tax is allowed as deduction under the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Statutory Compliance

Payment of professional tax would make you tax complainant and therefore helps in avoiding penalty.

Professional Tax Registration Process Online

Step 1

Apply online

The applicant can apply online through CTD portal

Step 2

file the form

The applicant shall file the form and attach necessary scanned documents (Mentioned above)

Step 3

submitting the documents

One can also apply offline by direct submitting the documents and application form with prescribed fee to the concerned State Government

Step 4

submit the hard copy

Once the applicant applied for registration, he/she should submit the hard copy to the concerned tax department

Step 5

receipt of an application

Tax authority upon the receipt of an application shall scrutinize it for its correctness

Step 6

scanned and verified

Once the department has scanned and verified the application, it shall approve the same and issue the registration certificate to the applicant

Step 7

found a flaw in the application

Department can also raise a query in case it found a flaw in the application which shall be responded on time.

Frequently Asked Questions​

An employer who deducts the tax from the salary of the employee and pays to the government, such entity shall obtain registration certificate while employer if not deduct professional tax then the individual shall get enrolment certificate from necessary authority.

No, at present professional tax is imposed in following states only:

Responsibility to pay and deduct professional tax varies for the following taxpayers:

In some states, the government has initiated the composition scheme, such as in Maharashtra. In such a scheme for example, if any person liable to pay INR 2500 as professional tax can pay lump sum amount of INR 10000 and will be discharged for professional tax liability for further five years.

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