PT or a Professional tax is a direct tax that applies to all individuals who earns income from employment, practicing their trading or professions such as doctors, lawyers, teacher, CA, etc.

The PT is deducted from the individual's monthly salary and is deposited to the state government. Professionals also pay it directly to the government.

The professional tax are calculated for certain states and are under different brackets.

  • The professional tax will be calculated on the Gross Earnings ( Basic Pay + Additional Earnings)

Profession Tax Rates in Key States of India

StateIncome per MonthTax Rate/Tax Amount (p.m.)
Andhra PradeshLess than Rs. 15,000Nil
Rs. 15,000 to less than Rs. 20,000Rs. 150
Rs. 20,000 and aboveRs. 200
GujaratUp to Rs. 5999Nil
Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8999Rs. 80
Rs. 9000 to Rs. 11999Rs. 150
Rs 12000 and aboveRs. 200
KarnatakaUp to Rs. 15,000Nil
Rs. 15,001 onwardsRs. 200
Kerala (Half yearly income slabs and half yearly tax payment)Up to Rs.11,999Nil
Rs.12,000 to Rs.17,999Rs.120
Rs.18,000 to Rs. 29,999Rs.180
Rs.30,000 to Rs. 44,999Rs.300
Rs.45,000 to Rs. 59,999Rs.450
Rs.60,000 to Rs. 74,999Rs.600
Rs.75,000 to Rs. 99,999Rs.750
Rs.1,00,000 to Rs. 1,24,999Rs.1000
Rs.1,25,000 onwardsRs.1250
MaharashtraUp to Rs. 7,500Nil (for male)
Up to Rs. 10,000Nil (for female)
From Rs. 7,500 to Rs. 10,000Rs. 175 (for male)
Rs. 10,000 onwardsRs. 200 for 11 months + Rs. 300 for 12th month
TelanganaUp to Rs. 15,000Nil
Rs.15,001 to Rs.20,000Rs. 150
Rs.20,001 onwardsRs.200
Up to 5 years (For professionals such as legal practitioners, CA, architects, etc.)Nil
Over 5 years (For professionals such as legal practitioners, CA, architects, etc.)Rs. 2,500 (per annum)
West BengalUp to 10,000Nil
10,001 to 15,000Rs. 110
15,001 to 25,000Rs. 130
25,001 to 40,000Rs. 150
40,001 and aboveRs. 200

How is Professional Tax calculated in Deskera People?

With Deskera People, with the below mentioned simple steps  you can easily calculate the PT for your employees.

  1. Under Employees Module>>Select Employee List, a screen will appear
  2. Then select the Employee and edit the profile/click on +Add Employee button to create a new employee profile
  3. Next, a screen will appear, go to Compliance Details tab,

4. You can see a Professional Tax checkbox where you can tick the check box and the  PT  will be applicability for the employee.

5. Based on the above mentioned state wise PT rates, these calculation will be auto-calculate in the system, once the payrun is processed. You can view this amount under Employee Deduction Column.

Professional Tax calculation in Payrun Module auto-calculated