Corporate India shells out Rs 1.75 lakh cr as taxes in '08

Corporate India shells out Rs 1.75 lakh cr as taxes in '08

 For the purpose of estimating the tax expenditure, data pertaining to 4,10,451 companies with a total income of Rs 4,79,898 crore during 2007-08 were analysed in the budget for 2009-10.

“These companies paid Rs 1,58,225 crore as corporate tax (inclusive of surcharge and education cess) during the same financial year (2007-08),” the document stated. “These companies also paid Rs 6,533 crore as fringe benefit tax and Rs 10,670 crore as dividend distribution tax during the year,” it added.

The total tax expenditure for corporate India comes out to Rs 1,75,428 crore in the reviewed fiscal. The companies reported Rs 7,11,557 crore as profits before taxes (excluding the loss-making companies) in 2007-08.

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