Professional Tax Rates For The Financial Year 2018-19

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 Amritesh 249 responses

Professional Tax Rates For Financial Year 2018-19

Professional tax is a tax levied by the various State Governments of India on salaried individuals, working in government or non-government entities, or in practice of any profession, including Chartered Accountants, Doctors, Lawyers etc or carry out some form of business. This form of tax is in practice for a long time and States were conferred the power of leveling the Tax under Clause (2) of Article 276. The Professional tax rates is based on the Income Slabs set by the respective State Governments. However, the maximum Professional Tax that may be levied by any State has been capped at Rs 2500/-. The total amount of professional tax paid during the year is allowed as Deduction under the Income Tax Act.

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The professional tax is a source of revenue for the State Governments which helps the different in implementing schemes for the welfare and development of the region. Professional Tax Rates For The Financial Year 2018-19 for the respective States has been discussed in this post.

Professional Tax is deducted by the employers from the salary of the salaried employees and same is deposited with the State Government. For other individuals, they have to directly pay it to the Government or through the Local Bodies appointed to do so. The tax has to be collected and deposited as per the timeline provided by the respective State Government. In case, one fails to do so, penalty and late fee would be applicable.

The Tax may be paid to the Government on Monthly, Semi Annually or Annually basis depending on nature of business and the respective State Laws. Professional Tax Return needs to be filed at the end of the Financial Year.

For the Financial Year 2018-19, few states have made minor alteration which has been updated in this post. Any further changes or revision, I come to know will be updated at the earliest. Also few more States have been added to the list. In case of any clarification, please get in touch with the Commercial Tax Department of the respective State.

Professional Tax Slabs For Previous Year

Recommendations have been made to enhance the Professional Tax rate which was last revised in 1988. I have included the States which levy Professional Tax. However, in case I have missed out anything same will be updated later.

Professional Tax: Details About Enrolment, Registration, Payment, Return, Exemption

Let’s look at the Professional Tax Rates For Financial Year 2018-19 (State Wise):-

Andhra Pradesh Professional TaxAssam Professional TaxBihar Professional TaxGoa Professional TaxGujarat Professional Tax

Jharkhand Professional Tax

Karnataka Professional Tax

Kerala Professional Tax

Madhya Pradesh Professional Tax

Maharashtra Professional Tax

Manipur Professional Tax

Meghalaya Professional Tax

Odisha Professional Tax

Puducherry Professional Tax

Sikkim Professional Tax

Tamil Nadu Professional Tax

Telangana Professional Tax

Tripura Professional Tax

West Bengal Professional TaxPunjab

Development Tax has been proposed in the Current Financial Year. Applicable to all Income Tax Payers at a flat rate of Rs 200/- per month.

States where Professional Tax Is Not Applicable

Note: Some Figures in Decimals may be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

Exemption from Paying Professional Tax (As per the Act)

Any person suffering from a permanent physical disability (including blindness) depending on provisions of PT of the respective State.

Parents or guardian of any person who is suffering from mental retardation, if the PT Act provides provision for the same.

Persons who have completed the age of 65 years. Subject to exemption provided by respective State. (60 years in case of Karnataka)

Parents or guardians of a child suffering from a physical disability as specified in clause (C) w.e.f 1.10.1996, applicable as per State provisions.

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Irfana
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professional tax is decuted on take home salary or net salary please clarifiy .

Samaresh Ganguly
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Take home Salary & Net Salary, meanings are equal.

Vishwaradhya
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Sir please comment about PT exemption for Educational institutions in Karnataka and PT for teachers getting salary more than 15000/-

shaik ismail
Guest

I need Maharastra State tax on Profession Latest Schedule – I list (w.e.f 01.04.2017)

Rakesh
Guest

Hi,

As per PT slab of Tamil Nadu it is defined as per jurisdiction and different slab applies to each jurisdiction.

Pratik
Guest

Are we required to pay profession tax in maharashtra for fy2017-18 in view of gst roll-out on 1st july

shanthikumar
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HI sir iam shanthikumar has an accountant there is samll organization how to calculate pt and basic salary other vs gross salary

M Mahato
Guest

Nice Writting.

Mohan Ramchandra Mithbaokar
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Mohan Ramchandra Mithbaokar

Dear Mr. Amritesh,
U deserve thanks for giving tax rates of various states. The info has come as a ready reckener for us. I would like to request that you please give the forms/procedure for registration of NGOs, Co-op. Soceities, etc.

shah jignesh
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If any institute cut your professional tax more than as per govt. rule to whom we complain?

NANABHAU KASHID
Guest

good information

Abhijeet Akshay Singh
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Abhijeet Akshay Singh

I am working in a company named MaRS Planning and Engineering Services. This company is mainly of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Also, this company having its branch in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
I am in Ranchi branch.

I wanted to ask that whether I have to pay the Professional Tax according to Gujarat’s Government rules or Jharkhand Government rules?

dheeraj sahani
Guest

Pt is calculated on gross salary or take home salary

Tarak Shaw
Guest

our establishment is working at states of north east. may I know the present slab of Professional Tax.

Geeta Pilkhwal
Guest

Hi,

I have one question in slab rate. As per your article eg-Assam PT is 0-10000 is”0″ & 10001-14999 is “150” but the sheet i have received from my company compliance is 0-10000 is “0” but 10001-15000 is “150”.Which one is correct to be considered.

s
Guest

Will professional tax (esp Maharashtra) and other states be abolished due to GST?
Also if there is no more business activity conducted how do we surrender professional tax ?

s
Guest

will professional tax be abolished after GST implementation ?

What is the process to surrender Professional tax number if the business activity is stopped ?

Keyur gada
Guest

This professional tax wil then got a worker to be deducted in return file right

palanki neelima
Guest

June -17 professional tax we have paid through online or e-payment now shall we pay same like last month online payment

Vikas
Guest

Kya PT return h.
Or ye tax basic salary par h ya overall gross salary pr.

GANESH
Guest

LAST DATE FOR P.T. PAYMENT

Apoorva
Guest

Dear Sir,
Is required to deduct and remit PT on Salary from July 2017.

Anantharamaiah.n
Guest

we have to apply for professional Tax New registration. How and procedure in Tamilnadu

please give me suggestion in this regard

Yours faithfully
Anantharamaiah

Pitambar patra
Guest

if worker more then 3 day absent then professional tax is decuted or not

Sowmya
Guest

What is the minimum salary to deduct the Professional Tax?

Sivaji Devarala
Guest

What is the Interest rate applicable for late payment of PT EPF and ESI.
Please do let me know.

Dony Joseph
Guest

In a news paper tax talk they says HRA is exempted from prof tax in kerala. is it right?

Anand
Guest

Hi Amritesh, how can i apply for PT Tax Registration in Kerala. Is here an online option available?s P Tax registration mandatory for sole proprietorship with 0 or 1 employee?

Raj Kumar Verma
Guest

I am earning Rs. 60,000/-Pm, working in a hotel industry in Delhi , they are deducting 10% straight Rs. 6000/- as my professional tax.
Is this viable , please advise, i get no paper for the dedution.

Sadique
Guest

Dear Sir,
I want to know the exact date from when the Professional Tax got applicable to NGO’s in Maharashtra.

Amit verma
Guest

Dear Concern,

If the total Ptax contribution is less then 5000/- then it would deposit F.Y. ending month i.e. March (every year) Kindly confirm.

vimal
Guest

I am starting a pre school franchisee
My proprietorship Name “Kids Smart ANd Valuable. I am employing centre manager 1 no. & teachers 4 nos. other staff 5 nos. . Do i need to get Profession Tax Number for my proprietorship.

Devaraj G
Guest

Please Note Tamil Nadu:
Monthly Salary Professional Tax Amount Payable in Tamil Nadu
Salary between Rs.3501 to Rs.5000 Rs.16.50 pm
Salary between Rs.5001 to Rs.7500 Rs.30 pm.
Salary between Rs.7501 to Rs.10000 Rs.85 pm.
Salary between Rs.10001 to Rs.12500 Rs.126.50 pm
For salary above Rs.12501 Rs.182.50 pm

Abhishek
Guest

Hello there,

If the employee does the job for 5 months at the company, then the employer should deduct the PT for all 12 months(Rs. 2500) or for Just 5 months.

Iam talking about the Maharashtra

aquib khan
Guest

Parents or guardians of a child suffering from a physical disability as specified in clause (C) w.e.f 1.10.1996.

Could you please further clarify this point?

Also give me the reference where I can find the Clause (C) as mentioned above.

Gaurav
Guest

Hi, Thanks for sharing this article with us and this is really very helpful
I have a query –
1) If employee worked for only 2 days, so what will be the calculation for PT
a. Is it current gross salary for that particular month OR
b. Is it as per offered gross salary?

vishal
Guest

gujrat patx if gross salary is 9058 and is there any yearly rule as maharashtra ptax

Nimisha Regi
Guest

I am a fresher working in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. My Gross Salary is 10000/- on which they are cutting 200/- tax. Is It proper??

Ghulam Murtuja
Guest

Is PT applicable on OT or not ?

Vinay Devadiga
Guest

Dear Sir/Madam, Just want to know if professional tax is applicable in Goa, Panaji, if yes then how to get registration if no then where I can get exemption notification.

Deepak Rajput
Guest

Sir I am Deepak
I work in school
In Bhopal m. p.
My gross salary in
15144 per month
Kia may professional tax ki categories mai Sara hu yaa Nahi

B RAJESH
Guest

RUNNING A FIRM IN TELANGANA STATE TURNOVER AROUND 5 LACS AND ABOVE NEED TO PAY PROFFESSIONAL TAX FOR A FIRM KINDLY CLARIFY THE SLAB RATE

Pooja
Guest

Sir, I m working in Meghalaya since November 2017. Do I have to pay rupees 2500 as professional tax. Or it should be only 208x no. of months worked

Asif Shaikh
Guest

Asif (Accountant) From Maharashtra

Sir in our college new employee has joined from september and we have started deducting their professional tax from October
It is necessary to reach 2500/- amount for this employee
if yes then tell me the procedure.
can we deduct 200/- in the month of February.
Please reply on email.

Sajan Jalan
Guest

I am planning to start a proprietorship firm for trading business, will I have to pay professional tax.

Veeru
Guest

Sir,
P.tax when you changed Madhya Pradesh News in all ready available 2.25 lakh p.tax is not applicable

Sonali
Guest

please told me how to paid profession tax after deduction .after GST .
Actually before GST i paid very easy but now i have facing some problem.
please share link and detail procedure for PT Payment

Atif Rahman
Guest

Respected Sir,
I saw in the EPILPA Diary under the Heading Assam under Professional Tax Slabs as follows:
Upto Rs 10,000 – Nil
Rs 10001 to Rs 14,999 – 150 pm
Rs 15,000 to Rs 24,999 – 180 pm
Rs 25,000 or Above – Rs 208 for first 11 months & Rs 212 in the last month

This 212 is not mention here..is it an error in the EPILPA Diary.Pls clarify.

Thanks & Regards
Atif

Atif Rahman
Guest

Sir..thanks for your reply..you are right..in your post Rs 212 is not mentioned & i had referred to the EPLIPA(ESI,PF & other Industrial Law Practitioners’ Association) Diary where Rs 212 at the end month is written..since there is a contradiction..so do you mean to say that the one printed in EPILPA Diary is incorrect for Assam and it’s 208 for all months.

Hope we are on the same page.

Pls revert.

Thanks & Regards
Atif Rahman

Niloy Dhar
Guest

I beleive Manipur is missing.Please share the same.

Avnish Jain
Guest

ex army person who is getting salary from banks in present , is exempted or pay the professional tax in madhya pradesh (FY 2017 – 18)