Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the highest taxpayer in Jharkhand, as he paid Rs 57 crore as income tax for the assessment year 2017-18. His name was announced by the Income Tax department on Friday, to felicitate him as the highest individual taxpayer in the state.
A departmental seminar organised at a city hotel witnessed the rankings being announced in three categories - individual, corporate and partnership firm.
Besides Dhoni, Nand Kishore Chaudhary and Uday Shankar Prasad were declared the second and third-highest individual taxpayers.
Ranchi-headquartered Central Coalfields won the crown of the highest taxpaying company under the corporate category, which was followed by two Jamshedpur based companies, Timken India and Jamipol.
Big Shop, Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital and Brothers Academy (all from Ranchi) were declared the three highest taxpaying partnership firms.
The amount of income tax paid by the individuals and firms felicitated was however, not disclosed for privacy reasons.