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MODI CALLS FOR 10 CRORE PEOPLE TO BE DRAWN INTO INCOME TAX NET Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for nearly doubling of tax base to 10 crore assesses while addressing tax officers in the first ever Rajasva Gyan Sangam that kick-started on Thursday. more..

 VOTING - INDIA TAX PAYER POINT OF VIEW

To start with, let me underline, the mission of our India Tax Payer movement:"Effective Use of Taxes". Effective use of taxes may not happen while we have an inefficient government in place. Our recent democratic experience in India has not been encouraging at all. more..

 Budget 2016

The Budget is out. One more step in the right direction. Though it is a really small step, with the current economic scenario, weighing down heavily on the shoulders of the citizens of this country, some more help from the Government would have gone a long way. Once again, this Government has come out with plans that are defensive with no major positive drivers to the economy, no concrete growth directions being mentioned. more..

 
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    Why One tax?

    Why One tax?

     

    India Tax Payer has been spearheading this movement for one tax for the entire government. In order to understand why one tax, we need to first appreciate why we have something called as tax.

     
    Tax is the means of funding to Government objectives.
     
    A short definition. But pretty appropriate. In the beginning, tax was simple and straight. Just did not require so many forms to file a tax return! Indian taxation during pre-British period was simple. One sixth of what you make goes to the government. Things were simple and easy for the poor tax payer. And there was but one single Tax to be paid.
     
    Governments became complicated. They wanted to support some and oppose others. So they taxed all those people they were not getting along well. It could be some products that they did not want to encourage; some products they wanted to encourage. They taxed those products that affected the livelihood of people. These were all mostly positive taxes helping equality in society. Of course, there were others that were meant to discourage people whom the Governments did not like. This could be religion, location and may have many other basis; based on mere fancies of the ruler.
     
    So slowly and steadily, the Governments in their complexity, followed the Parkinson's law of complicating things as time passes. As Einstein once said, "The hardest thing to understand in the world is the Income Tax", taxes grew so complex that you needed tax specialists to understand, implement, collect, bargain and at the end of it, litigate!
     
    When Governments moved from monarchies and anarchies to more people friendly democracies, tax reforms were a part of the exercise. People wanted it to be simple and straight, so that even a common man can understand what he has to pay. Tax laws with minimal or no ambiguity was sought after. And therefore, every country that was interested in easing the life of its people, ushered in Unified Tax Codes and Tax Payers Bill Of Rights. To Read More