The news item ‘Income Tax evaders face action' (The Hindu, dated Dec. 26, 2010) has to be appreciated for an indication of a drive to be focussed on contractors and real estate dealers.
At mandal-level, land registrations we find most of the real estate dealers are tax-evaders.
To add to the agony, they happen to be the owners of owners of properties worth crores of rupees. Surprisingly, they hold white-ration card to claim health benefits through Aroygysree scheme, while a government employees is the destined tax payer at every source of his income leading a hand to mouth existence.
Even businessmen, cinema actors, politicians evade tax in crores of rupees.
The government should take concrete steps to check tax-evasion.