Effective April 2015, the state authorities in Karnataka and Maharashtra have introduced amendments to Profession Tax.
1. Profession Tax exemption to senior citizens who have attained age of 60 years.
2. Profession Tax exemption to persons drawing salary/wages less than Rs. 15,000 in a month.
Source: http://ctax.kar.nic.in/latestupdates/ctd0001.pdf (Please refer to III PROFESSION TAX)
No deduction of Profession Tax in case of female employees whose monthly gross pay is equal to or less than Rs. 10,000/-.
Source: http://www.mahavat.gov.in/Mahavat/MyFold/DOWNLOADS/NOTIFICATIONS/KNOW_NOTIFI_PTA/KNOW_NOTIFI_PTA_04_30_15_3_4_48PM.pdf (Please refer to Chapter III)