Use Income Tax for the good sign now

Why do we pay Income Tax ?

Innocent-Answer : So that the government can use it for the benefit of all.

In reality : as we all know, government funds are being siphoned
off shamelessly by our politicians and beaurocrats.
Corruption is rampant at all levels, be it roads in pune,
or packages for farmers, or projects at the national level.

Today, we pay around 1/3rd of our income as tax to the government.
Most of us feel frustrated because we know that
a lot of it is going waste.

There is much work that needs to be done, for farmers, labourers,
children, education, health, infrastructure.
But after paying 1/3rd as tax, not many people are willing to
donate more for social good.

It is our right to decide how our tax money is being spent.

We could ensure that at least part of the income tax that we pay is spent
for the good. How ? By spending it ourselves.
The proposal is that we should have an option not to pay 10\% of the
income tax to the government, but instead, donate it to local NGOs that we trust.
Maybe we could also donate it to sponsor food-for-work schemes in a
particular village that we can monitor.

It will happen that some people will take disadvantage of this,
and pay neither the tax,nor the NGOs. That money will remain with them.
It is still better than letting it go to the corrupt system.

A lot of the educated middle class, will however spend it well.
And make a difference.

Power to the people !!
Jai Hind !!

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 October 201550. Leena Krause
    I support this petition
  • 16 May 201549. Manjiri W
    There are many ways to spend this money for good. Even it can be done at organization level by adapting some school / village for development or donate the money collecting at organization level. If people don't spend this amount and keep it with them, pr
  • 02 November 201448. Kaustubh K
    I support this petition
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  • 05 July 201446. Kapil Prakashb
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  • 19 March 201445. Mitesh M
    Corruption at various levels is of course the obvious answer to why problems do not get a permanent fix. But I think it is more than that. I think it is also because we as a citizenry are very accepting of the poor public infrastructure that we find aroun
  • 29 January 201444. Sharad Burnett
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 201343. Makarand Washington
    Very nice initiative. I am with it even if it is made mandatory for people to donate 10\% to the NGOs.
  • 26 October 201342. Vasant M
    Stop corruption at political level then everything will run smoothly & India will become the richest country in the world.
  • 09 October 201341. Aadil Watts
    I support this petition
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  • 10 August 201237. Sachin B
    We need a regular report publically at every state or lower level to know how much money collected and how much spend and on what.
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  • 26 May 201234. Praveen Chase
    good idea
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    I support this petition
  • 21 March 201232. Sachin M
    I support this petition
  • 22 September 201131. Kalyani Carey
    I support this petition
  • 10 April 201130. Sridhar K
    Indian govt needs to enforce the monitoring on tax collection and better use of it from all souces
  • 16 March 201129. Nimesh M
    Tax should be reduced as VAT is there on anything that we spend on.
  • 13 February 201128. Sureshbabu Padilla
    That would be a wonderful way to really spend the tax money.
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    I support this petition
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