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Professional Tax Registration

Profession Tax is a state-level tax that is applicable to salaried & professionals, including of chartered accountants, lawyers and doctors.

Following states impose this tax:

  • Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tripura and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Registration is mandatory within 30 days of employing staff in a business or, in the case of professionals, 30 days from the start of the practice. This tax needs to be deducted from the salary or wages paid.
  • professional tax returns to be filed half yearly once by the company and professional/salaried as per law enforced by the state.