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Increase in Direct & Indirect tax collections in April-Nov

The government’s revenue collection from 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.

The government is eyeing a 12.64 per cent growth in direct tax at Rs 8.47 lakh crore for the current fiscal year 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 year.

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 eight-month period was at Rs 1.48 lakh crore, registering a growth of 5.6 per cent.

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