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Indirect tax collection grows by 26.2 per cent, direct tax by 15.12 per cent

The government is eyeing 12.64 per cent growth in direct tax at Rs 8.47 lakh crore for the current fiscal and 10.8 per cent in indirect tax at Rs 7.79 lakh crore.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
December 9, 2016 8:58:20 pm
Direct tax collection, Indirect tax collection, latest news, India news, Direct tax news, government of India txa collection, latest news, India news, latest news, National news, Tax collection news, Tax collection news, India The gross collection of corporate income tax (CIT) grew at 11.22 per cent while under personal income tax (PIT), it was 22.41 per cent over the corresponding period last fiscal.

Government’s revenue collection in April to November saw indirect tax-mop up growing at an impressive 26.2 per cent while that of direct tax came in at 15.12 per cent. Total direct and indirect tax collections at the end of November stood at Rs 9.64 lakh crore, 59 per cent of the Rs 16.26 lakh crore target for 2016-17.

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The government is eyeing 12.64 per cent growth in direct tax at Rs 8.47 lakh crore for the current fiscal and 10.8 per cent in indirect tax at Rs 7.79 lakh crore.

Direct tax mop-up touched Rs 4.12 lakh crore and indirect tax revenue stood at Rs 5.52 lakh crore during April-November, led by robust collections in personal income tax and excise duty, respectively. Direct tax revenue includes corporate and personal income tax. Indirect tax takes into account mobilisation from excise, service tax and Customs duty.

The gross collection of corporate income tax (CIT) grew at 11.22 per cent while under personal income tax (PIT), it was 22.41 per cent over the corresponding period last fiscal.

After adjusting for refunds, however, the net growth in CIT collections is 8.75 per cent while under PIT, it is 23.89 per cent. Refunds amounting to over Rs 1.05 lakh crore have been issued during April-November 2016, up 17.35 per cent from a year ago.

Excise duty collections clocked a growth of 43.5 per cent in April-November at Rs 2.43 lakh crore while service tax recorded an increase of 25.7 per cent at Rs 1.60 lakh crore. Customs mop-up during the 8-month period was at Rs 1.48 lakh crore, registering a growth of 5.6 per cent.

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