Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni reportedly paid an income tax of Rs 12.17 crore for the last fiscal year, becoming the highest individual income tax payer in Jharkhand and Bihar region for the 2017-18 financial year. According to reports, Dhoni, who led the Indian cricket team to lift the World Cup in 2011, paid Rs 1.24 crore higher income tax than in 2016-17.
Retired from Test cricket, Dhoni falls in Grade A in the new payment structure announced by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the BCCI on March 7. Grade A players earn Rs 5 crore a year.
Other than cricket, Dhoni has his own apparel line ‘SEVEN’ which he launched in 2017. Mahi also co-owns a football franchise Chennayin FC in the Indian Super League. He is also joint owner of Ranchi Rays franchise in the Hockey India League. Dhoni also endorses many brands like Orient fans, Lava, Dream11, Spartan Sports and Zed Black Agarbattis among others.
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid an income of Rs 12.17 crore in the last financial year. He has earned the highest taxes in Bihar and Jharkhand… pic.twitter.com/RqPxg3u3TE
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According to Forbes, Dhoni is the third-highest earning cricketer in India, behind Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. Forbes India’s 2017 list of the celebrities with highest earnings placed Dhoni at No 8 in the country, with estimated earnings of Rs 63.7 crore.
Meanwhile, Dhoni has been facing criticism for his poor show with the bat in the recently concluded One Day International (ODI) series against England. Some of his critics are again saying that it’s about time for Dhoni to hang up his boots. Former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, however, supported him by saying that Dhoni is mature enough to take his own decisions.