Dhoni set for hat-trick as highest individual tax payer

Ranchi: Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid Rs 12 crore income tax so far this fiscal and the department is optimistic that he would accomplish a hat-trick as the highest individual income taxpayer in Jharkhand.

"M S Dhoni has paid Rs 12 crore so far. We expect he would become the highest income tax payer in the individual category from the state when the 2012-13 fiscal will end in March," a senior Income Tax official told PTI over phone.

"For the last two years, he has been the highest payer as an individual. We hope he crosses last year`s payment of Rs 17 crore this time," the official added.

Company-wise, Central Coalfields Limited has been the highest income tax payer from Jharkhand, he added.