However, the BJP accused him of manipulating data to mislead the country. BJP IT department head Amit Malviya said, “This can happen only in Rahul Gandhi School of Economics, where every data is manipulated to mislead the country. Total 100% including so called tax and corporate tax from people. Does not happen.”
Hitting out at the government, Gandhi said, “Increase taxes on people, cut taxes for Mitron – the ‘natural course’ of action for the suit-boot-loot government,” Gandhi said while sharing the graph in his tweet. The graph compared “less taxes on people vs more taxes on people”. This shows that over the years the corporate tax is decreasing and the tax on the people is increasing.
The graph also showed that the percentage of revenue collected by the government over the years is higher from the people than from the corporates. The graph shows that in 2010 the revenue collected through tax on corporates was more than 40 per cent as against 24 per cent revenue from tax on people. This shows that in 2021, the revenue collected from tax on corporates has come down to around 24 per cent as against about 48 per cent collected from tax on people.
Malviya said indirect tax, a consumption-based tax, which includes excise duty, customs duty, cess and a significant amount of indirect taxes (including GST), is paid by corporations, trusts, governments and not just by individuals. The first four months of FY 2023 have witnessed a sharp growth of 34 per cent in corporate tax collections as compared to the corresponding period last year, he said, even as compared to the collections in FY19 (pre-Covid), FY20. The 2022 collection is over nine percent.
He said, “The growth in personal income tax has been strong over the years and the taxpayer base has increased to 9 crore in 2021-22 as against 5.7 crore taxpayers in 2013-14. This is the result of various efforts. government India To curb black money.” Congress leader Jairam Ramesh shared a letter from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot opposing the hike in GST on essential commodities and refuted the claim of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that any state Has not opposed GST on food items in the GST Council meeting.
“Finance Minister claims that in GST Council meetings, states did not oppose levying GST on food items. This is a letter written by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 05.08.2022, which refutes his claim,” said Ramesh While sharing the letter, Ashok Gehlot had written a letter to the Finance Minister opposing the decision to impose higher GST on food items on August 5, urging him to reconsider his decision.