Direct tax collections jump 16% to Rs 3.86 lakh cr in Apr-Sep: Finance ministry

New Delhi: India's direct tax collections for April-September rose 15.8 percent to Rs 3.86 lakh crore, buoyed by a healthy growth in advance tax mop-up, the finance ministry said.

Representational image. Reuters.

Representational image. Reuters.

The net direct tax collections constitute 39.4 percent of the total budget estimate of direct taxes at Rs 9.8 lakh crore for the current fiscal.

The provisional figures of direct tax up to September 2017 show that net collections stood at Rs 3.86 lakh crore which is 15.8 percent higher than the corresponding period last year, the finance ministry said in a statement.

Advance tax collections till September stood at Rs 1.77 lakh crore, reflecting a growth of 11.5 percent over the corresponding period a year ago.

The growth in Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Advance Tax is 8.1 percent and that in Personal Income Tax (PIT) Advance Tax is 30.1 percent.

Refunds amounting to Rs 79,660 crore have been issued during April-September 2017.

Gross direct tax collections (before adjusting for refunds) have increased by 10.3 percent to Rs 4.66 lakh crore during April - September, 2017.

Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017 18:57 PM

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