Friday, May 01, 2009

Akshay Kumar leaves Shah Rukh far behind in tax paying

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.

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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.