Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has been the highest individual taxpayer in Jharkhand for the financial year 2017-18. He paid Rs 12.17 crore income tax last fiscal, Rs 1.24 crore higher than the 2016-17, income tax official said on Monday.
“Dhoni had paid Rs 10.93 crore as income tax in 2016-17 but he was not the highest taxpayer in that fiscal,” said chief commissioner of Income Tax, Jharkhand region, V Mahalingam.
Dhoni is currently contracted in the Grade A category by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and earns Rs 5 crore per annum from his central contract. He endorses 23 brands.
The 37-year-old has endorsed many brands during his cricketing career. From Pepsi, Reebok in his initial cricketing days to Siyaram and Exide Life Insurance. His name has been associated with many famous brands.
Dhoni has his own apparel company 'Seven' as well. The brand was launched in February 2016. Dhoni is the brand ambassador of SEVEN and also owns footwear side of the business.
Apart from it, he jointly owns a football team Chennaiyin FC and a hockey team Ranchi Rays in the Indian Super League and Hockey India League, respectively.