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Income tax collection has doubled over the last 5 years

Newdelhi:24/7/19:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said income tax collection has doubled over the last 5 years. She was addressing a function to celebrate the Income Tax Day today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the larger principle behind taxation is better and equitous redistribution of wealth.

Ms Sitharaman emphasized on the importance of widening the tax base. For that, all the departments of income tax should work together in tandem. She also reminded the officials regarding the need of building trust with the tax payers. Tax avoidance and tax evasion should be decreased with coordinated action and use of technology, she added.

Minister launched e journal named ‘taxalogue’ on the occasion, which will facilitate tax related discussions. Anurag singh Thakur, Mos Finance and Corporate affairs launched the publicity kit developed by the income tax department for outreach programmes.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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