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Number of Income Tax payers in India is 33.73 million.

New Delhi: May 15,2012

The number of effective income tax assesses as well as the number of registered Central Excise and Service Tax assesses during the years 2006-07 to 2010-11 are as under:

Financial Year

Income Tax Assesses

Central Excise

Service Tax

2006-07

31903137

92035

947970

2007-08

33662801

96719

1070068

2008-09

32650627

100163

1221846

2009-10

34085426

101709

1224316

2010-11

33739124

113482

1300226

The amount of revenue collected from direct and indirect taxes during the period 2006-07 to 2010-11 is given below:

 

Financial Year

Direct Tax

Indirect Taxes

2006-07

230181

241538

2007-08

314330

279031

2008-09

333818

269433

2009-10

378063

245367

2010-11

446935

345127

 

Details of sources which contributed to increase in revenue collection is not separately maintained.  However, the primary reason for increased revenue collection are increase in GDP, changes in tax legislation, improved efficiency of tax administration, etc.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri S.S. Palanimanickam in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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