Deepika Padukone has turned out to become the highest tax paying actress in the country for the year 2016- 2017 beating Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Even though Alia had three films last year- Kapoor & Sons, Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi and Deepika had just one – xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, she has yet managed to beat Alia. According to reports online, Deepika has paid Rs 10 crore in advance tax, while Alia Bhatt has paid Rs 4.3 crore. Bebo, on the other hand, has just paid Rs 3.9 crore for the year 2016- 17. While the data of various other actors was released, the Income Tax department refused to give India Today the advance tax figures of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because all three of them are under investigation as they are linked to Panama Papers leak case.
As far as the actors of Bollywood are concerned, its Salman Khan who has become the highest advance tax payer for the financial year 2016-17. According to a report in India Today and Hindustan Times, the actor has paid a whopping Rs 44.50 crore as advance tax. Of course! afterall, Sultan made such humongous profits at the box office! This is way more than the Rs 32.50 crore that the superstar paid last year. Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan paid Rs 29 crore and Rs 23 crore respectively. Surprisingly Aamir Khan just paid Rs 14 crore, even after Dangal made a huge profit (Rs 140 crore according to India Today). However, the most shocking is Kapil Sharma’s tax amount. Well, the Comedy King paid Rs 23 crore for the period of 2016-17.
Source: Times of India