Just Imagine from the time you wake up to go to sleep how much tax do we actually pay the government.
Remember the taxes are divided in to so many categories
Income tax – for the central government
sales tax – for the state government
service tax – for the service I have chosen to opt for
there are fixed and variable taxes apply
Let me illustrate with a example of my own
I live in a small apartment in chennai, Tamilnadu, India so I have
- to pay property tax,
- water tax if I had to drink water,
- for light and fans I pay service tax to the electricity board.
(The below above are fixed ones but still varies with area dimension you live and the usage)
for using the brush and tooth paste you pay sales tax when you brought them, so this means any commodity I buy I have to pay sales tax (variable tax depends on your life style).
Let me now start to office, I own a two wheeler, I paid the sales tax, road tax, life tax. and for the petrol I pay sales tax – (for the center and the state government). For the work and What I earn I pay Professional tax and Income tax.
If I take a public transport system, I pay indirectly a service tax.
For the breakfast, lunch and dinner I eat hmmnnn..n I still pay the tax. considering I eat outside, If I eat the food from home still I pay the sales tax.
Do you know any tax which is levied on a common middle class man is higher than a business class man on an average.
Why is that we need to pay tax?
Do we have proper roads, Do we have proper public transport system, so that we can avoid using our own vehicles and save money for ourselves and save money for the government. Do we have proper roads which connect all urban and rural areas. Do we have proper Electricity with no power cuts and do all villages have electricity. Do most of them become literate.
Why the working class has to pay the tax all the time? Why are we the scape goat
Why is the black money around?
The root cause is the word "TAX" we pay huge tax in India.
Conclusion: I feel the answer is pretty simple. Lower the tax as much as possible every one pays irrespective of working or business class. Allow business to grow, allow people to spend money, allow people to get highly paid jobs, rest will come back to place