Only 2.77 Percent of India's Population Pay Income Tax
Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 09:36 Hrs
"The number of effective tax payers as on March 31, 2011 was 3,35,79,831 (33.57 Million)," Minister of State for Finance S.S. Palanimanickam said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.
This is just 2.77 percent of over 121 Crore or 1.21 billion population of the country,
The amount of direct tax collection rose to 446,070 Crore in 2010-11 from 378,063 Crore in the previous year, the minister said.
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