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ABOUT Professional Tax Registration

A tax levied by State Government (mostly governed by Municipal council of the State Government) for professional or employment is Professional Tax.

States which impose Professional tax are:

  1. Karnataka
  2. West Bengal
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Maharashtra
  5. Tamil Nadu
  6. Gujarat
  7. Assam
  8. Chhattisgarh
  9. Kerala
  10. Meghalaya
  11. Orissa
  12. Tripura
  13. Madhya Pradesh.

Each state has a separate Act and authority for collection of such a tax.

Any employer having work force and even the employers having no workforce is liable for registration under the Professional tax Act within 30 days from the date of liability to pay tax.

Employers have to pay the tax on behalf of his employees for which the employer deducts the eligible amount form employee’s salary and deposits it with the Municipal Corporation and hence he has to apply for a Certificate of Registration.

For employers who do not have any work force and Self-employed taxpayers have to obtain an Enrolment Certificate.

It is compulsory just like income tax. Income tax deduction is available for the professional tax deducted.


All individuals and any sovereign entity who are actively engaged in some economic activity.

Required Documents

The documents needed vary state to state. Drop in the details of your state and city on FINMART enquiry form and we will get back to you with the required documents.


Individuals, Hindu Undivided Family, Firm, Company, Corporation or other corporate body, any society, club or association are the categories liable for Professional tax.
Every employer other than the Government officer who is liable to deduct and pay Professional Tax on behalf of his employees is given a Registration certificate.
Every person liable to pay professional tax other than the one whose professional tax is payable or paid by his employer is given an enrolment certificate.
Any of the categories of person as mentioned above, who is paying salary or wages to one or more employee, wherein this salary or wages paid to anyone or more employees exceeds the minimum threshold limit (depending on individual state), is liable for registration under Professional Tax Act. Such a person can only apply for registration certificate.
Professional Tax shall be calculated at the rate mentioned in the respective State Act , on the basis of salary or wages earned per month by the employees and for others it shall be calculated at the rate mentioned in front of their corresponding entry.
Yes. In case of multiple branches, the firms, except proprietorship firms, have to take different Professional Tax Registration for different branches.
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