Total tax under RTI
I want to take information about total tax which indian government collect from Indians from1947 to 2016 under RTI.
The Income Tax authorities are public authorities and the RTI Act is applicable to them.
Under Section 2(f) of RTI Act, you may obtain information with respect to the total tax collections for certain years. However, you would have to specify in your application as to which tax related information you seek as there are different types of tax collections. Secondly, it is not necessary that the authority would be maintaining information as far back as 1947. The availability of information for certain years would depend on the same being maintained by the authority.