PAY MORE TAXES THAN HRITHIK: AMITABH
By Prabha Singh Thakur, Indo-Asian News Service (29 April 2007)
icon Amitabh Bachchan claims he is the "top" tax payer
in the country with Rs.15.59 crore (Rs.155.9 million), and with
Aishwarya Rai joining the family, the Bachchan family's total
tax would be around Rs.25.3 crore (Rs.253 million). He was reacting
to a newspaper report that said Hrithik Roshan was the highest
tax payer with Rs.15.10 crore (Rs.151 million) for 2006-2007 and
Shah Rukh paid Rs.14 crore (Rs.140 million) tax.
surprised by the report and I've serious doubts about its authenticity.
Because my name isn't mentioned anywhere among the top most taxpayers
of the entertainment business. This gives the utterly false impression
that I make pots of money and don't pay up enough taxes,"
Amitabh told IANS.
that he tops among the tax-payers of the country, the Big B said:
"If you look at the figures for the year 2006-2007, you'll
see Amitabh, that's yours truly, has paid Rs.14.15 crore and from
our company AB Corp Ltd. where all the earnings are mine, we've
paid Rs.1.44 crore."
Bachchan has paid Rs.4.75 crore. And now that Aishwarya Rai is
a part of the family, approximately Rs.5 crore tax money has come
from her. This makes it a total of Rs.25.3 crore (Rs.253 million).
yet they've put Hrithik as the top most taxpayer! Even if you
take my tax figures individually I still top."