GST collection reach to Rs 42,000 crore so far in first filing

NEW DELHI: As much as Rs 42,000 crore has already come in as taxes so far in the first monthly filing under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and the revenues are expected to swell further as the filing cycle closes this later this week.

A senior official said that about Rs 15,000 crore has come in as Integrated-GST, which is levied on inter-state movement of goods, and another Rs 5,000 crore by way of cess on demerit goods like cars and tobacco.

The remaining Rs 22,000 crore has come in as Central-GST and State-GST, which would be split equally between the Union and state government.

The remaining Rs 22,000 crore has come in as Central-GST and State-GST, which would be split equally between the Union and state government.

“Tax deposited till this morning was Rs 42,000 crore,” the official said.

So far, 10 lakh tax payers have filed returns and another 20 lakh have logged in and saved return forms.

So far, 10 lakh tax payers have filed returns and another 20 lakh have logged in and saved return forms.

“We are seeing good compliance and our estimation is that 90-95 per cent of the assesses will file returns and pay taxes,” he said.

Under the GST regime, which was implemented from July 1, businesses are expected to file the monthly tax return.

Tax for the first month is to be filed by an extended deadline of August 25. The deadline was extended as the tax return filing website snapped just a day before the due date ended on August 20.

Source:- Economics times

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