Professional Tax Registration - Tax Levied on Professionals

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What is Professional Tax?

A professional tax applicable under Article 276 is an indirect tax that the State governments collect from the individual who is practicing a profession such as a lawyer, chartered accountant, doctor, company secretary, and more.

What is Professional Tax Registration?

Professional tax registration is a mandatory process that businesses must complete within 30 days of employing staff. In case of multiple work locations, separate registration applications must be submitted for each jurisdiction.

Fortunately, the online process for professional tax registration is convenient and makes the registration process easy to complete.

Is there a penalty for delaying Professional Tax registration?

If you delay your Professional Tax registration, you will be subject to a penalty of Rs 5 per day. Failure to pay or delaying payment can result in a penalty of 10% of the tax penalty.

Late filing of returns may result in a penalty of Rs 300.

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Please note that the penalty for Professional Tax registration may vary depending on the state.

Advantages of Paying Professional Tax

Compliance with the law

Professional tax payment is a legal obligation that must be fulfilled by professionals and businesses. By paying this tax, individuals can ensure compliance with the law.

Avoiding penalties

Failure to pay professional tax can lead to penalties and fines. Paying the tax on time can help individuals avoid these penalties.

Claim Deductions

You can claim deductions in your salary based on the professional tax you have paid. However, these deductions can only be claimed for the corresponding year in which the tax was paid.

Who is required to pay Professional Tax?

Medical Representative
Insurance Agents

Who is exempted from paying Professional Tax?

Documents needed for Professional Tax Registration

  • PAN Card of the company, LLP or sole proprietor.
  • Certificate of incorporation.
  • Memorandum of Association (MoA), Article of Association (AOA), Partnership deed, or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Agreement.
  • Statement of consent or Board resolution.
  • Shop and Establishment Certificate.
  • Address proof of the office comprising NOC from the premises owner.
  • Evidence of Company bank account and Statement of Bank along with a canceled cheque.
  • Salary and attendance register.
  • Proof of address for proprietor, managing director, authorized person, and managing director.

Professional Tax Registration Online Process

  • Go to the official website of APPT registration.
  • By registering through email, generate a password that will enable you to log in.
  • Once you have generated the password and verified your email, log in to begin the registration process.
  • When you click on “New Registration”, please provide the following details:
  1. If you have it, please enter your TIN or ETIN or LTTIN (any one of them).
  2. Enter the application date in the format of DDMMYYYY.
  3. Enter details of EDR.
  4. Select the circle from the list (mandatory).
  5. Enter the details of the category type and provide the name of the company under it.
  6. You may need to provide the PAN of both the individual and the company.
  7. Next, enter the details of the organization’s address, such as the door number, street name or number, locality, name of the city/town/village, and municipality or mandal.
  • Enter the district, PIN code, and mobile number, along with the Service Tax Number and Annual Turnover.
  • Then, input the number of employees and select “Next Step.”
  • A reference number will display on the screen, which you should note for future reference.
  • Finally, click “Ok” to complete the process.

Note – After clicking “OK,” it is important to complete the data entry process by providing all necessary details as required.


The Role We Play in Professional Tax Registration

  • Our consultants specialized in professional tax registration will offer you support throughout the documentation process to prevent any inaccuracies.
  • Our team of professional tax registration consultants possesses extensive knowledge and expertise to deliver prompt and efficient services.
  • We will ensure direct coordination with the officials to facilitate smooth follow-up procedures.
  • We will offer you the best possible solutions in case of any queries.


Professional tax registration is not a mandatory requirement in every state or union territory, but it is mandatory in some states. It is important to comply with the regulations in your state to avoid penalties, which may vary depending on the state.

At Certifications Bay, we are committed to providing you with professional and efficient services to obtain your professional tax registration certificate with ease and at a reasonable cost. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance with this process.


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