Income tax in India introduced by British Officer

(A) Sir Charles Wood
(B) Lord MacHale
(C) James Wilson
(D) William Jones

Correct Answer : James Wilson
Question Asked : UP PCS Review Officer/Asst. Review Officer (Pre) Exam, 2014
Explanation : Income Tax in India was introduced by Sir James Wilson on 24 July, 1860. It was a tax selectively imposed on rich, royalty and Britishers and hence was not 'liked by the powerful. In its first year, the excheques collected a pricely sum of Rs. 30 Lakh.
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