Salman Khan beats Akshay Kumar as highest tax payer


By paying 20 crore in advance for the fiscal year, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan overtook Akshay Kumar as the highest tax payer. Salman has shelled out Rs 20 crore as advance tax, while Akshay paid a tax of Rs 16 crore in 2015.

Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was last year biggest hit, earning over Rs 600 crore worldwide. ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ also made over Rs 200 crore. Above all, Salman Khan has earned in crores for hosting the reality show, 'Bigg Boss 9' last year.

According to income tax data, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan also listed their name in the highest tax payers.

Ranbir Kapoor, whose movie ‘Bombay Velvet’ and ‘Tamasha’ bombed at the box office, has paid Rs 15 crore as advance tax while Shah Rukh Khan paid an advance tax of Rs 14 crore. According to the income tax data, Amitabh Bachchan paid Rs 8.75 crore.

The figures was released by Mumbai’s IT department.