Reward top taxpayers, shame defaulters

Rewarding top taxpayers with ‘diplomatic’ type privileges, fast-lane access, expedited boarding at airports and even naming of building and roads after them are some of the suggestions laid out in the Economic Survey 2018-19 to push tax compliance in the country.

The Economic Survey advocates the application of the behavioural principles to enhance tax compliance “as people often indulge in conspicuous consumption to convey their social status…”

The Survey recommended that top 10 highest tax payers within a district can be highlighted and accorded due recognition. “This may take the form of expedited boarding privileges at airports, fast-lane privileges on roads and toll booths, special ‘diplomatic’ type lanes at immigration counters, etc.”Read more

Source web page: The Hindu

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