Tax compliance increased by SMS
Indian's Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has offered the state's municipal corporations a suggestion on improving tax collections - SMS. In a meeting with commissioners of seven municipal corporations and urban development authorities, Modi said that text messages from the mobile phone can be used to increase awareness among citizens about taxes. According to him, the use of SMS can lead to efficient tax collection and improve the services of the civic bodies.
Officials said Modi's suggestion was on the lines of how mobile service providers use the SMS to remind clients about bills.