A government data has shown that there are just over 10 lakh income tax assesses declaring income in excess of Rs 10 lakh a year in the country.
In 2012-13, there were less than 20,000 assesses declaring income in excess of a Rs 1 crore a year.
Of 3.1 crore returns filed in the year, At least 20 lakh were in tax bracket Rs 5.5-9.5 lakh.
Income Tax Department has released Time Series Data for Financial Year 2000-01 to 2014-15 to for wider use and analysis.
Number of effective measures has increased to 5.17 crore in assessment year FY15, 4.36 crore in 2011-12.
Share of direct taxes to GDP touched a high of 6.3
Direct taxes made up for 36.31 percent of overall taxes in 2000-01 and the ratio has risen to 51 percent in 2015-16.