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Professional Tax Registration

Profession tax is the tax levied and collected by the state governments in India. It is a direct tax. A person earning an income from salary or anyone practicing a profession such as chartered accountant, company secretary, lawyer, doctor etc. are required to pay this professional tax.

The rate of profession tax varies from one state to another.


  • Profession tax is applicable on the following classes of persons:

  • An Individual

  • A Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

  • A Company/Firm/Co-operative Society/Association of persons or a body of individuals, whether incorporated or not.

The following category individuals are exempted from professional tax payment in Tamil Nadu

  • Individuals exceeding 65 years or age

  • Women working exclusively under the Director of Small Savings or Mahila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojana

  • Textile industry badli workers

  • Military personnel of the forces as per the Navy Act 1957, the Airforce Act 1950, and the Army Act 1950.

  • Parents or guardians of disabled children

  • Individuals having permanent disability

  • Reservists working for the members of the auxiliary forces or state

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