Indians’ flashy social media posts may soon land them in tax troubles


If you live in India and enjoy sharing pictures of your luxurious vacations and lavish shopping sprees, expect a like or two from the taxman. According to Bloomberg, a new nationwide project will see the government collect and connect data points about citizens’ spending habits to track discrepancies in their taxes. The $156 million Project Insight will scrape together data from your bank as well as from your social media accounts to get a better understanding of where your money goes, and compare with your income declaration. Yup, that’s creepy, alright. Of course, these intrusions of privacy will be justified…

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