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Professional Tax registration is required for employers and individuals engaged in a profession or trade. It is a tax levied by the state on the income earned by employees on rendering their specific services. Contact Corpbiz and get registered under Professional tax for your services!

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Overview of Professional Tax Registration

The ‘Professional tax’ is a tax which is levied on all kinds of professions, trades, and employment, and its applicability is based on the income of such-

  • Profession,
  • Trade, and
  • Employment.

Professional tax is levied by the State Government and it varies from state to state. To govern the professional tax of the particular state, every state has its laws and regulations. However, all the states do follow a slab system based on the income to levy professional tax. Further, Individuals carrying on freelancing business without any employees are required to obtain Professional tax certificate subject to the pecuniary threshold if any, provided by the respective State Authorities.

There are two types Professional tax certificates:-

  • PTEC (Professional Tax Enrollment Certificate):

    This is paid by the business entity, owner or a professional i.e. Private/ Public Limited Company, Sole Proprietor, Director Etc.

  • PTRC: (Professional Tax Registration Certificate):

    Government or Non- Government employer deducts the tax from the employee’s wages and deposit the same to the government.

Note- A professional tax imposed is subject to the exemption provided by the respective State to particular categories.

Professional Tax Registration

What are the Benefits of Professional Tax Registration?

Below mentioned are the benefits of Professional Tax, which are as follows:-

  • Imposes Minimal Restriction

    Professional tax is simple to comply with and the compliances relating to professional tax impose very few restrictions.

  • Avoid Penalty

    Professional tax payment is a legal requirement, and hence ignoring it can result in any penalty or prosecution. To avoid this penalty and prosecution, the self-employed person and employer pay their professional tax without any delay, as per the rates prescribed by their concerned state.

  • Easy Registered

    Professional tax is easy to get registered with simplified annual or monthly compliances.

  • Implementing Welfare & Development Programs

    The Professional Tax is a source of revenue for the state governments which helps in implementing schemes for the various welfare and development of the region

  • Can get Professional Help

    You will never have to deal with all your tax-related issues on your own again. Since you have tax professionals helping you with your tax-related work, you will never be alone again when it comes to your tax woes!

  • Can Claim Deduction

    The deduction can be claimed of earlier paid professional tax on salary.

Who are Liable for Professional Tax?

The Below-mentioned class of persons is liable for Professional tax. However, it depends on the state where it is applicable-

  • Individual
  • Public/Private/One person Company
  • Partnership
  • Co-operative Society
  • Association of Person
  • HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)

What Documents are Required for Professional Tax Registration?

For Professional Tax registrations, below mentioned documents are required-

  • Acknowledgement of the online form, along with the print out of the digital form submitted.
  • In case, the applicant is Company- COI, AOA & MOA, and PAN of the company. (Attested by the Director).
  • Identity proof and address proof of all directors along with the passport size photo.
  • Bank account details of the Company along with a bank statement and canceled cheque.
  • Proof of Registered Office. However, in the case of rented property-NOC from the owner.
  • In case of a company-Board Resolution and In case of Partnership- the Declaration of consent by the concerned Partner is required.
  • Salary and attendance register.

What is the Procedure of Professional Tax Registration?

Procedure for Professional Tax registration is a State-specific query. Further, depending on the State’s requirement, Professional tax returns also need to be filed at specified intervals. Professionals/Employer seeking professional tax registration shall follow these steps:-

What is the Procedure of Professional Tax Registration?
  • Step-1- Filing the Application Online

    The applicant can apply online through the CTD portal of specific state.

  • Step-2-Filing the form along with the Requisite Documents

    The applicant shall file the form along with the requisite document.

    Applying in Offline Mode

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

  • Step-3-Submit Hard Copy

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

  • Step-4- Scrutinization by the Tax Authority

    On receipt of an application, the tax authority shall scrutinize it for its correctness.

  • Step-5- Issuance of Registration Certificate

    After scrutinization, if the authority gets satisfied, it shall approve the same and issue the registration certificate to the applicant. In case if the department found a flaw in the application, it can definitely raise a queries that shall be responded on time.

What Penalties are Imposed in Case of Violation of Professional Tax Regulation?

The Penalty for violation is imposed on the individuals who default in submitting their professional tax. The states that are collecting Professional tax, imposes penalty for not registering professional tax once it has become applicable. Though, the amount of penalty varies from state to state.

  • Fails to Get Registration

    He will be liable to a penalty for the period during which he remains unregistered.

  • Fails to Deposit to the Government/ Late Deposition

    He will be liable to a penalty for the period during which he remains unregistered.

  • Non-Deposition of Amount

    The officials have power to recover such amount along with applicable penalty and interest from the assets of such defaulter. Moreover, they can attach his bank account also. In serious cases, prosecution case also can be filed.

Further, states also impose penalties for failing to initiate any payment within the due date and also failing to file the return within the specified due date.

1. A penalty of Rs5/- per day is applicable on late obtaining the registration of the certificate.

2. In case of non/late payment of professional tax, the penalty will be 10% of the amount of tax. An individual is liable to pay Rs 1000 in case of late filing of returns. Also, if the delay is for more than a month, a penalty of Rs 2000 will be imposed.

Who is Accountable to Collect and Pay Professional Tax?

Professional tax is a tax that needs to be paid by every individual earning income. The calculation of the professional tax and the amount collected varies from one state to another. However, the limit has been set to Rs. 2500 per year.

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

State-wise Professional Tax Slab FY 21 – 22


Monthly Salary

Tax per Month


Up to INR 15,000

Above INR 15,000


INR 200


Up to INR 3, 00,000

From INR 3, 00,001 to INR 5, 00,000

From INR 5, 00,001 to INR 10, 00,000

Above INR 10, 00,000


INR 1,000

INR 2,000

INR 2,500

West Bengal,

Up to INR 8,500

From INR 8,501 to INR 10,000

From INR 10,001 to INR 15,000

From INR 15,001 to INR 25,000

From INR 25,001 to INR 40,000

Above INR 40,000


INR 90

INR 110

INR 130

INR 150

INR 200

Andhra Pradesh

Up to INR 15,000

From INR 15,001 to INR 20,000

Above INR 20,000


INR 150

INR 200


Up to INR 15,000

From INR 15,001 to INR 20,000

Above INR 20,000


INR 150

INR 200


Up to INR 7,500 for men

Up to INR 10,000 for women

From INR 7,500 to INR 10,000

INR 10,000 and above



INR 175

INR 200 (INR 300/- for February)

Tamil Nadu

Up to INR 21,000

From INR 21,001 to INR 30,000

From INR 30,001 to INR 45,000

From INR 45,001 to INR 60,000

From INR 60,001 to INR 75,000

Above INR 75,000


INR 100

INR 235

INR 510

INR 760

INR 1095


Up to INR 5,999

From INR 6,000 to INR 8,999

From INR 9,000 to INR 11,999

INR 12,000 and Above


INR 80

INR 150

INR 200



Up to INR 10,000

From INR 10,001 to INR 15,000

From INR 15,001 to INR 25,000

Above INR 25,000


INR 150

INR 180

INR 208, INR 212 for the month of February


Up to INR 1,999

From INR 2,000 to INR 2,999

From INR 3,000 to INR 4,999

From INR 5,000 to INR 7,499

From INR 7,500 to INR 9,999

From INR 10,000 to INR 12,499

From INR 12,500 to INR 16,666

From INR 16,667to INR 20,833

Above INR 20,834


INR 20

INR 30

INR 50

INR 75

INR 100

INR 125

INR 166

INR 208/- (INR 212 for the month of February)


Up to INR 4,166

From INR 4,167 to INR 6,250

From INR 6,251 to INR 8,333

From INR 8,334to INR 12,500

From INR 12,501 to INR 16,666

From INR 16,667 to INR 20,833

From INR 20,834 to INR 25,000

From INR 25,001 to INR 29,166

From INR 29,167 to INR 33,333

From INR 33,334 to INR 37,500

From INR 37,501 to INR 41,666

Above INR 41,666


INR 16.50

INR 25

INR 41.50

INR 62.50

INR 83.33

INR 104.16

INR 125

INR 150

INR 175

INR 200

INR 208- INR 212 for February).


Up to INR 5,000

From INR 5,001 to INR 6,000

From INR 6,001 to INR 8,000

From INR 8,001 to INR 10,000

From INR 10,001 to INR 15,000

From INR 15,001 to INR 20,000

Above INR 20,000


INR 30

INR 50

INR 75

INR 100

INR 150

INR 200


Up to INR 5,000

From INR 5,001 to INR 7,000

From INR 7,001 to INR 9,000

From INR 9,001 to INR 12,000

From INR 12,001 to INR 15,000

Above INR 15,000 to INR 208


INR 70

INR 120

INR 140

INR 190

(INR 212 for the month of February)

Madhya Pradesh,

Up to INR 1,50,000

From INR 1,50,001 to INR 1,80,000

Above INR 1,80,000


INR 125

INR 212


Up to INR 20,000

From INR 20,001 to INR 30,000

From INR 30,001 to INR 40,000

Above INR 40,000


INR 125


INR 200


Up to INR 1,50,000

From INR 1,50,001 to INR 2,00,000

From INR 2,00,000 to INR 2,50,000

From INR 2,50,001 to INR 3,00,000

Above INR 3,00,000


INR 150

INR 180

INR 190

INR 200

CorpBiz Procedure for Professional Tax Registration

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It is advisable that an attorney with “Tax Registration experience” must be appointed to overwhelm many of the potential pitfalls that creep around within Professional Tax registration and to understand the requirement in detail. The elementary information would be mandatory from your end to start the process. The Attorney will begin working on your request once all the information is provided, and the payment is received.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if an individual is a salaried person, he/she must pay professional tax.

A professional tax is a tax levied by the state government that differs from one state to another. Every state declares its own slab rate, and the professional tax is deducted based on the slabs decided by the authority.

The maximum amount of professional tax levied by a state is Rs. 2,500.

  • In case of self-employed individuals, the tax has to be paid by the individual himself.
  • In the case of employed individuals, the liability to pay the tax is on the employer.

No, Professional tax is imposed only in the following states: -

  • Karnataka,
  • Bihar,
  • West Bengal,
  • Andhra Pradesh,
  • Telangana,
  • Maharashtra,
  • Tamil Nadu,
  • Gujarat,
  • Assam,
  • Kerala,
  • Meghalaya,
  • Odisha,
  • Tripura,
  • Madhya Pradesh, and
  • Sikkim
  • Chhattisgarh

Yes, Professional Tax is applicable even for freelance professionals if income exceeds the specified limit as per the Professional Tax Laws applicable in the state where the freelancer resides.

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.

The Certain state allows the concept of a composition scheme under which any individual liable to make payment to the state government may make a lump sum payment in advance of Rs. 10,000(at a rate of Rs. 2500 *4).

The liability will arise on the date on which the employer disburses salary to any of his employees in the taxable limit for the first time.

Not all States and Union Territories charge Professional Tax. The state where Professional tax is not applicable are-


  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Nagaland
  • Uttaranchal
  • Uttar Pradesh

Union Territories

  • Andaman & Nicobar
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Pondicherry
  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • Lakshadweep
  • Daman & Diu

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