Net dierct tax collection registers 18.2% growth in April to December 2017.

Net collection in direct tax has registered a growth by 18.2% during the April to December 2017 with respect to the corresponding period in the previous period.

An official release on Tuesday states,“The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to December, 2017 show that net collections are at Rs. 6.56 lakh crore which is 18.2% higher than the net collections for the corresponding period of last year.”

The net Direct Tax collections represent 67% of the total Budget Estimates of Direct Taxes for Financial Year (F.Y.) 2017-18 which stands Rs. 9.8 lakh crore,.discloses the statement.

It adds, Gross collections (before adjusting for refunds) have increased by 12.6% to Rs. 7.68 lakh crore during April to December, 2017. Refunds amounting to Rs.1.12 lakh crorehave been issued during April to December, 2017.

As per the statement of the Finance Ministry, an amount of Rs. 3.18 lakh crore has been received as Advance Tax up to December, 2017 reflecting a growth of 12.7% over the Advance Tax payments of the corresponding period of last year.

The growth in Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Advance Tax is 10.9% and that in Personal Income Tax (PIT) Advance Tax is 21.6%.

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