A 98-year-old, Kamala Bharani, can be an inspiration to many. She got honoured on Monday by the income tax department in Indore for regularly paying taxes on fixed deposits to the government. She was honoured by PP Navalekar, a retired Supreme Court judge, on the eve of the Income-tax Day. Also Read - Tax Compliance Timelines Extended Amid COVID Surge. Read Details
Kamala reached the program of income tax department on the wheelchair. Her son and senior cardiologist Anil Bharani told the reporters that her mother is depositing income tax regularly for almost two decades on the interest paid on fixed deposits (FD) schemes. Also Read - India's Direct Tax, Advance Tax Collections Grow Despite Covid Pandemic, Net Collections at Rs 9.45 lakh crore
Apart from Kamla Bharani, the income tax department also invited eight other senior citizens of the city to honour, who are between 96 and 105 years of age. However, most of these people could not get to the program due to their age and in their place, their relatives accepted the respect of the Income Tax Department. Also Read - Government Extends Last Date For Linking Aadhaar with PAN from 31st March to June 30 | Details Here
While addressing the program, Justice Naavlekar suggested that the government should encourage those people in some way, who voluntarily submit their income tax.
He suggested that such people can be given special concession in rail travel or other areas. By doing this, other people of the society will be motivated to voluntarily pay income tax.