Who invented the tax system in India?

James Wilson, the first Finance Minister of the British Indian Government introduced the tax system in India. In 1860, income tax was introduced by James Wilson in India. You can read about the Tax Administration Reform Commission – TARC Mandate, Report, Recommendations in the given link.

Further readings:

  1. Tax Policy Council & Tax Policy Research Unit: Notes for UPSC
  2. Taxation in India – Direct taxes & Indirect Taxes, Features of Taxation System

Related Links

Taxation System in India – Types, GST, VAT, Objectives, Limitation, Laffer Curve

Direct Tax Code (DTC) – Implementation, Objectives, Pros & Cons

CBDT – Central Board of Direct Taxes: Functions and Structure

Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) – Countries Involved, Income Tax Provisions

Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) – Functions 

Global Corporate Tax and India: RSTV- Big Picture

Tobin Tax – Definition, Evaluation and Relevant Questions

Carbon Tax – Meaning and an Overview [UPSC Notes]

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