Actors Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are top taxpayers in Bollywood (in individual category), at least for the third installment of advance tax payment, the last date for which was Tuesday.
According to figures available with the income tax (I-T) department, the two actors have paid Rs 10 crore each in the January to March period, which is the third installment.
The I-T department collects advance tax from individuals in three installments in September, December and March. From corporates advance tax is collected in four installments by the 15th of June, September, December and March.
The two actors were followed by Salman Khan whose recent release Dabangg broke collection records. Salman paid Rs 5 crore as advance tax in the third installment.
Aamir Khan followed Salman with payment of Rs 4.4 crore as advance tax in January to March period.
Actor Priyanka Chopra, on whom the I-T department had recently conducted searches, is next with payment of Rs 3.25 crore as advance tax in this period. She leads among female Bollywood personalities.
Youngster Ranbir Kapoor also made to the top Bollywood taxpayers list by paying Rs 2.6 crore followed by Ajay Devgn who made advance tax payment of Rs 1.5 crore in the third installment.
Actor Kareena Kapoor was just behind Devgn with payment of Rs 1.4 crore.