Actor Akshay Kumar has left Shah Rukh Khan far behind in tax paying, as he’s named the top tax payer in Bollywood for the year 2008-09.
According to the reports, Akshay Kumar paid a total advance tax of Rs 31 crore in the financial year. He paid Rs 12.5 crore in 2007-08. Kumar’s total earnings for the period crossed Rs 100 crore!
At the same time, King Khan’s tax payout declined marginally — by 1.69% — to Rs 30.9 crore in 2008-09 compared to Rs 31.5 crore in the fiscal before.
Amitabh Bachchan made it to the bottom of the top 10 advance tax payers list, with a modest Rs 1.25 crore. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got 6th place on the list, paying more advance tax than both the Bachchans.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor also got a place in the list of top 10 Bollywood taxpayers. Khan paid Rs 8.63 crore while Kapoor forked out Rs 3.7 crore.
Salman Khan’s earnings saw the second-highest growth after Kumar in terms of percentage — 107.41% more than last year.