Breaking Good: The “Drug Peddler” Who Filed IT Returns Worth 40 Lakh

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Breaking Good: The “Drug Peddler” Who Filed IT Returns Worth 40 Lakh

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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34-year-old construction labourer recently declared ₹40 lakh as annual income in his income-tax return and has been arrested for peddling drugs. What can you say, this is no country for honest people.

My heart goes out to the man, really. Imagine how excited he must have been, when he first logged in to the Income Tax website, with dreams of becoming a part of the smallest minority in India – the taxpayer. He had a thought that no one else in the history of India has ever had – “Let me give some of my hard-earned money to the government voluntarily.” Maybe he just wanted to feel like a part of the whole “Vikas” story. Who doesn’t want to contribute money to the government, so that it can be spent on useful projects like building the Sardar Patel statue and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue. That is the sole reason any of us want to pay taxes.

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