Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Top 10 Bollywood tax payers.

Top Bollywood stars seem to have beaten the economic slowdown to post handsome growth in their advance tax payments. Not only did the top ten earners pay 17.7% more by way of taxes than in the previous year, but the industry has thrown up a new ‘Hero No 1’. Akshay Kumar, who paid a whopping Rs 31 crore to the I-T department.

The top ten Bollywood stars together paid Rs 107 crore as taxes while the same set had paid Rs 90.90 crore in 2007-08 when the economy was booming.

Rank Name Tax Paid
1 Akshay Kumar 31
2 Shah Rukh Khan 30.99
3 Salman Khan 14
4 Saif Ali Khan 8.6
5 Rajesh Khanna 6.87
6 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 4.7
7 Kareena Kapoor 3.6
8 Abhishek Bachchan 3.2
9 Himesh Reshammiya 3
10 Amitabh Bachchan 1.25

All amounts in Rs crores.

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