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Current professional tax slab in different Indian states

  • Highlights

  • See the professional tax brackets for salaried employees

  • Annual professional tax obligation never exceed Rs.2,500

  • Download the necessary forms to register yourself

  • Remember to pay your tax in time

Professional tax varies from one state to another and the deduction is based on the income levels and minimum wage parameters of the state. So, check your professional tax slab as declared by each state to be prepared about the deductions your income will face now or later in case you move to a different state.

Here are the slabs for 8 Indian states for salaried professionals:

Professional Tax in Maharashtra

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 7,500 for men Nil
Up to 10,000 for women Nil
7,500 to 10,000 175
10,000 and above 200 (except February, when it is 300)

Professional Tax in Karnataka

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 15,000 Nil
More than 15,000 200

Professional Tax in West Bengal

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 8,500 Nil
8,501 to 10,000 90
10,001 to 15,000 110
15,001 to 25,000 130
25,001 to 40,000 150
More than 40,000 200

Professional Tax in Madhya Pradesh

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 1.5 lakhs Nil
1.5 lakhs to 1.8 lakhs 125
1.8 lakhs and above 212

Professional Tax in Tamil Nadu

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 21,000 Nil
21,001 to 30,000 100
30,001 to 45,000 235
40,001 to 60,000 510
60,001 to 75,000 760
75,001 and above 1095

Professional Tax in Andhra Pradesh

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 15,000 Nil
15,001 to 20,000 150
Above 20,000 200

Professional Tax in Gujarat

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 5,999 Nil
6,000 to 8,999 180
9,000 to 11,999 150
12,000 and above 200

Professional Tax in Odisha

Monthly salary (In Rs.) Tax (In Rs.) (Calculated per month basis)
Up to 5,000 Nil
5,001 to 6,000 30
6,001 to 8,000 50
8,001 to 10,000 75
10,001 to 15,000 100
15,001 to 20,000 150
Above 20,000 200

Remember that these professional tax slabs are only applicable for salaried individuals and wage earners. Professionals need to follow a different set of professional tax payment slabs prescribed by their respective states. You can check the professional tax portal of the state where you are doing business and download the necessary forms to register yourself and make timely tax payments. Even though your monthly obligations may differ based on the nature of your profession, your annual professional tax obligation will not exceed Rs.2,500. However, unlike salaried individuals, you will need to take care of the paperwork yourself.

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