Professional Tax Registration

Professional Tax Registration

Professional Tax is a tax imposed by some of the state governments in India on persons earning income from salary or practising professionals such as Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Lawyer, Doctor etc. and from the company, LLP, Directors and Designated Partners.

Each professional, the Directors of Company, Designated Partners of the LLP or any other employer (which may Company or LLP) is under obligation to seek registration as mentioned above and to ensure that professional tax is deducted from the salary of employees. The deducted professional tax from the employees must be deposited in the appropriate office designated by the state government, and a return of professional tax must be filed specifying the payment of professional tax. Every employer is under an obligation to deduct and pay tax on behalf of employees, for this purpose the employer should obtain the registration certificate from the departmental of professional tax within 30 days from the date of his liability.


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Applicability of Professional Tax Registration

Company /LLP / Firm

The persons like HUF, firm, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Company, Corporations, other Corporate bodies, any societies, Club or Association is considered as a taxable person under Professional Tax. Or every branch of the above said persons are treated as the separate person for the purpose of registration with the Professional Tax Department and Tax payments.

Individual Professionals

Legal Practitioners including Solicitors and Notaries, Medical Representatives including Medical Consultants and Dentists, Doctors, Chartered Accountant, Company Secretaries, Management Consultants, Architectures, Engineers, Tax Consultants, Insurance Agents, and Surveyors all kind of Contractors etc.

Directors & Partners

Persons acting as Directors of the Companies, the Partner of a firm or designated partner and Partners of LLP are also considered as Professionals. Hence, to comply with the provisions of Professional Tax law the Directors and Partners are required to obtain registration under PT Act, within 30 days of their appointment.

As an Employer

The professional tax on salaried individuals in applicable state is to be collected by the employer after making the appropriate deduction from the salary of the employees and to deposit with the professional tax department. The employer needs to obtain registration with professional tax department within 30 days of its applicability

Documents Required For PT Registration For Company /LLP

  • Certificate of Incorporation, MOA & AOA / LLP Agreement.
  • PAN card of Company/LLP duly attested by directors of the company
  • Premises proof of Company and an NOC from the owner of such premises
  • Bank Account of Company: Cancelled cheque and bank statement.
  • List of Directors, passport size Photographs of all Directors, Id and address proof.
  • Board Resolution or consent statement of partners
  • Attendance Register & Salary Register

State Wise Applicability of Professional Tax

State PT State PT
Andhra Pradesh Yes Maharashtra Yes
Assam Yes Manipur Yes
Bihar Yes Meghalaya Yes
Chhattisgarh Yes Mizoram Yes
Gujarat Yes Orissa Yes
Jharkhand Yes Pondicherry Yes
Karnataka Yes Tamil Nadu Yes
Kerala Yes Tripura Yes
Madhya Pradesh Yes West Bengal Yes
Telangana Yes    
State PT State PT
Arunachal Pradesh No Andaman & Nicobar No
Haryana No Chandigarh No
Himachal Pradesh No Dadar & Nagar Haveli No
Jammu & Kashmir No Daman & Diu No
Punjab No Delhi No
Rajasthan No Lakshadweep No
Nagaland No Puducherry No
Uttaranchal No    
Uttar Pradesh No