Salman Khan has proved that is the Sultan of Bollywood, and this time he has became the Dabang by becoming the hightest tax payer of the year 2016-17. Salman Khan has beaten the likes of Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan to become the highest advance taxpayer in the financial year 2016-17.
However, the comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has surprised everyone and the Income Tax (IT) department. The actor’s income saw a growth of 206 percent in just one year and he paid nearly Rs 23 crore for the period of 2016-17, where as last year he had paid just Rs 7 crore, showing how much his popularity has risen in a short time time.
Salman has paid an advance tax of Rs 44.5 crore as compared to Rs 32.2 crore paid in last financial year. One thing that findings clearly suggest is that Salman Khan must be Bollywood’s highest paid actor.
Akshay Kumar secures the second place by paying an advance tax of Rs 29.5 crore compared to Rs 30 crore in last fiscal year. Hrithik Roshan came in at number 3, with Rs 25.5 crore in tax payments.
Despite his box-office hit film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ Ranbir Kapoor witnessed a dip in his personal income this year. He paid a total advance tax of Rs 16.5 crore this fiscal as compared to Rs 22.3 crore paid in the last financial year, a downfall of 27 per cent, says India today.
Surprisingly, Aamir Khan, who delivered an all-time blockbuster in 2016 with Dangal (according to India Today, it made a profit of Rs 140 crore), paid only Rs 14 crore in advance tax.
Among the female actors, Deepika Padukone leads, who paid Rs 10 crore in tax, followed by Alia Bhatt (Rs 4.3 crore) and Kareena Kapoor (Rs 3.9 crore). And Karan Johar is the only director in top 10 advance tax payers from Bollywood.
However the department declined to give the advance tax numbers of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, as all three of them are under investigation linked to Panama Papers leak case.