Economy Taxing times: Don’t flog the middle-class taxpayer Updated : January 21, 2020 02:13 PM IST The zeal to get more people to pay tax and to punish evaders is better directed towards expanding incomes and employment. Even on a purchasing-power-parity basis, an Indian earns far lesser than his brothers and sisters in most other parts of the world. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.