why the govt. is not interested in exempting ARMED FORCES PERSONNELS FROM INCOME TAX..?..and why FARMERS ...?

Since farmers are exempted fom paying taxes,the armed forces personnels must also be made free from it.As India is an agro based country and farmers produce crops and meet the needs of production;in the similar manner the armed forces serve our country by protecting us against the external attack,by even sacrificing their lives. since they play a vital role in country's administration,a small step should be taken in this regard they sholuld be made 100% free from taxes..

Asked By: Arunmadhav M - 3/24/2008
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There are many agencies to recognize the work of Armed Forces. And they are being paid for their job which they have opted for. They have 3 months paid holidays every year for self and family. They have free food facility and free medica facility besides group insurance coverage also paid for by the Govt. How much more... More
Answered By: Vijay D - 3/25/2008
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Well people in the Armed Forces get benefits from the government and farmers do not. Not very good benefits but still they do get something from the government.
Answered By: Wolf - 3/24/2008
Your premise is false. Farmers do indeed pay taxes. They may receive subsidies of which they do not have to pay taxes, but aside from that, if they make money (or even lose money for that matter) they still have to file tax forms. Armed forces personnel have to pay taxes simply because they earn an income. If they... More
Answered By: guy chi - 3/24/2008
As far as I know agricultural income is exempt from Income Tax in India. I would prefer at least the rich farmers be taxed a little and only exclude the poor ones completely. Armed forces people do get a lot of other benefits which are often pretty good and hence they should not be tax exempt.
Answered By: funnysam2006 - 3/24/2008
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