Srinagar: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has said that she could not pay half of her income tax last year due to ‘not getting a job’ last year. However, he said that if the government charges interest on the amount due, he would not have any complaint.
Kangana Ranaut wrote on his Instagram, “Although I fall into the highest tax slab and pay 45% of my income as tax, I am the highest paid actress in India but for the first time in my life. I couldn’t pay my taxes because I couldn’t find a job. “
Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is known for making controversial statements on various issues and calling herself a pioneer of Hindu nationalism, added, “I have been late in paying taxes and the government is charging interest on the remaining amount. “Personally, it can be a difficult time for us, but together we can become stronger than ever,” she wrote.
Kangana Ranaut has been very active on the issue of income tax. She has been expressing concern over the issue of low income taxpayers in the country. She tweeted several times a few months ago after the Income Tax Department raided the office of actress Tapsi Pannu and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, calling them ‘tax evaders’ and ‘traitors’.
Experts say that Kangana Ranaut’s claim regarding tax seems misleading as the government in India imposes tax only on the basis of annual income and if the actress could not earn an income due to lack of work then why tax her so much. Imposed that they are not in a position to pay it?
Gori Chadha, a chartered accountant who specializes in tax affairs, says, “You will be charged income tax only when you have earned income. The government charges a tax on your last year’s income. You can also pay it as advance tax every three months. But she is talking about last year’s tax. So there is no such thing as advance tax. So she can’t defend herself against paying income tax, saying there was no work and she couldn’t pay.
Another chartered accountant, Virender Yadav, says, “The way Kangana is talking, it seems that she has not been able to pay the full amount of income tax despite the expiry date and the subsequent extension. The tax department has demanded money from them with interest on the remaining tax.
Experts believe that Kangna’s claim of imposing 45% tax on income also seems wrong. Virender Yadav says the highest income tax rate in India is 35.88%. Although some taxes are levied on people with such a high income, the overall income tax rate is not 45%. On the other hand, such people are also given discounts on certain things.
A recent local media report claimed that Kangana Ranaut gifted four magnificent flats to her brothers and sisters in February this year. Their total value is said to be Rs 40 million. It is said that Kangana also spent a lot of money on her brother’s wedding last year. According to media reports, he had spent Rs 60 million on the wedding.
Kangana Ranaut is one of the busiest actors in Bollywood. She is also the first Indian actress to receive the Y-Plus security category of 11 paramilitary personnel.