LIE: This year, see the results, from 1st April to 5th August more than 56 lakh people filed personal income tax returns. Last year in the same period it was just 22 lakh


Modi Lies / Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Mr. Modi completely ignored that the data has been cherry picked according to his whims. The comparison is baseless. The 22 lakh figure he is quoting is from 1st to 7th September, 2015. In FY 2016-2017, the rise in returns filed stood at 24.30% while for the year 2017-18 (from 1st April – 5th August) the rise in returns filed was  24.70%. Not much of an increase!

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