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GST collections at Rs90,669 crore in August

LiveMint logoLiveMint 26-09-2017 PTI

New Delhi:The government has collected Rs90,669 crore in goods and services tax (GST) for August, the second month of the indirect tax regime rollout.

According to the revised estimate, the GST mop-up for July stood at Rs94,063 crore, up from the initial projection of Rs92,283 crore.

“The total revenue of GST paid under different heads (up to 25 September 2017) is Rs90,669 crore,” an official statement said, adding these figures do not include GST paid by 10.24 lakh assessees who have opted for composition scheme.

Of this, as much as Rs14,402 crore has come in from the Central GST (CGST), Rs21,067 crore from State GST (SGST), Rs47,377 crore from Integrated GST (IGST) and Rs7,823 crore from compensation cess levied on demerit and luxury goods.

It is to be noted that the last date for payment of GST as well as filing of GSTR 3B return for the month of August was 20 September 2017.

The statement further said that there are still a number of assessees who have not filed their returns either for July or August 2017. The increase in the above stated figures will be informed in due course, it said.

Total number of taxpayers who were supposed to file monthly returns for August is 68.20 lakh, of which, as on 25 September 37.63 lakh GSTR 3B returns have been filed, it said.

The GST was implemented across the country in place of more than a dozen central and state levies like excise duty, service tax and VAT was implemented from 1 July.

In July, the GST collection was Rs92,283 crore from 64.42% of the total taxpayer base.

Of this, as much as Rs14,894 crore has come in from the Central GST (CGST), Rs22,722 crore from State GST (SGST), Rs47,469 crore from Integrated GST (IGST) and Rs7,198 crore from compensation cess levied on demerit and luxury goods. Many assessees have been filing the returns for July 2017 belatedly and till 31 August 2017 and the total GST paid for July is Rs94,063 crore, it said.

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