What is Professional Tax?
Clause (2) of Article 276 of the Constitution of India provides the right to the State Government for levy and collection of professional tax or tax on the profession.
Professional tax is calculated on Gross Salary of Individual. Professional tax is levied through predetermined tax slabs and is paid on a monthly Basis. Some of the states which currently impose a professional tax in India are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil
Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Meghalaya, Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim and Tripura.
Some States and Union Territories where Professional Tax is not applicable Such States are Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, & Union Territories are Andaman & Nicobar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Pondicherry, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu.