Professional Tax

Professional Tax Rates for Indian States (Updated April 2023)

Professional Tax is a tax levied on the income earned by way of practicing a profession, employment or trade. Professional Tax is charged by State Governments, therefore the rates are different in each state. In some states, Professional Tax is not applicable at all.

Levy of Professional Tax

Professional Tax is payable to State Governments. Self-employed persons are required to pay Professional Tax by themselves to the Government. For salaried individuals, the employer needs to deduct the applicable professional tax from employee’s salary and deposit with State Government.

Maximum Amount of Professional Tax

The maximum amount of professional tax that can be levied during a financial year is INR 2,500. The deduction is usually done on monthly basis, but in some cases, it is allowed to be done on annual basis also.

State-Wise Applicability of Professional Tax

Below are the list of states where Professional tax is applicable as well as not applicable. Mostly South Indian and East Indian states levy professional tax, while north-Indian states do not.

States that levy Professional Tax

  1. Andra Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. Assam
  6. Kerala
  7. Meghalaya
  8. Tripura
  9. Bihar
  10. Jharkhand
  11. Madhya Pradesh
  12. West Bengal
  13. Manipur
  14. Mizoram
  15. Odisa
  16. Puducherry
  17. Sikkim
  18. Telangana
  19. Nagaland
  20. Chattisgarh
  21. Gujarat

States that DO NOT levy Professional Tax

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Delhi
  4. Haryana
  5. Uttar Pradesh
  6. Uttarakhand
  7. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  8. Daman & Diu
  9. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  10. Lakshadweep
  11. Jammu & Kashmir
  12. Punjab
  13. Rajasthan
  14. Chandigarh
  15. Goa

Rates of Professional Tax

StateIncome per MonthTax Rate/Tax Amount (p.m.)
Andhra PradeshLess than Rs. 15,000Nil
Rs. 15,000 to less than Rs. 20,000Rs. 150
Rs. 20,000 and aboveRs. 200
GujaratUp to Rs. 5999Nil
Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8999Rs. 80
Rs. 9000 to Rs. 11999Rs. 150
Rs 12000 and aboveRs. 200
KarnatakaUp to Rs. 15,000Nil
Rs. 15,001 onwardsRs. 200
Kerala (Half yearly income slabs and half yearly tax payment)Up to Rs.11,999Nil
Rs.12,000 to Rs.17,999Rs.120
Rs.18,000 to Rs. 29,999Rs.180
Rs.30,000 to Rs. 44,999Rs.300
Rs.45,000 to Rs. 59,999Rs.450
Rs.60,000 to Rs. 74,999Rs.600
Rs.75,000 to Rs. 99,999Rs.750
Rs.1,00,000 to Rs. 1,24,999Rs.1000
Rs.1,25,000 onwardsRs.1250
MaharashtraUp to Rs. 7,500 (MALE)Nil
Up to Rs. 25,000 (FEMALE)Nil
From Rs. 7,500 to Rs. 10,000 (MALE)Rs. 175
Rs. 10,000 onwards (MALE)
Rs. 25,000 onwards (FEMALE)
Rs. 200 for 11 months
Rs. 300 for 12th month
TelanganaUp to Rs. 15,000Nil
Rs.15,001 to Rs.20,000Rs. 150
Rs.20,001 onwardsRs.200
Up to 5 years (For professionals such as legal practitioners, CA, architects, etc.)Nil
Over 5 years (For professionals such as legal practitioners, CA, architects, etc.)Rs. 2,500 (per annum)
West BengalUp to 10,000Nil
10,001 to 15,000Rs. 110
15,001 to 25,000Rs. 130
25,001 to 40,000Rs. 150
40,001 and aboveRs. 200