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Professional Tax is a state-level tax that applies to salaried employees and professionals, including chartered accountants, lawyers and doctors. The following states impose this tax: Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tripura and Madhya Pradesh. Registration is mandatory for professional tax within 30 days of employing staff in a business or, in the case of professionals, within 30 days of the start of practice.