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GST revenue collection crosses Rs 1 lakh cr after a gap of 3 months in November; up 6%

  • After two months of negative growth, the GST revenue witnessed an impressive recovery with a growth of 6 percent in November 2019 over the November 2018 collections

  • Of gross Rs 1,03,492 crore in November, CGST is Rs 19,592 crore, SGST is Rs 27,144 crore, IGST is Rs 49,028 crore (including Rs 20,948 crore collected on imports)

  • During the month, the GST collection on domestic transactions witnessed a growth of 12 per cent, the highest during the year

New Delhi: GST revenue collection crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore-mark after a gap of three months in November with the revenue growing by 6 percent to Rs 1.03 lakh crore in the month. The GST collection was Rs 95,380 crore in October while it was Rs 97,637 crore November 2018.

Of gross Rs 1,03,492 crore in November, CGST is Rs 19,592 crore, SGST is Rs 27,144 crore, IGST is Rs 49,028 crore (including Rs 20,948 crore collected on imports) and Cess is Rs 7,727 crore (including Rs 869 crore collected on imports), an official statement said.

After two months of negative growth, the GST revenue witnessed an impressive recovery with a growth of 6 percent in November 2019 over the November 2018 collections, it said.

During the month, the GST collection on domestic transactions witnessed a growth of 12 per cent, the highest during the year, it added.

 GST revenue collection crosses Rs 1 lakh cr after a gap of 3 months in November; up 6%

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"Of gross Rs 1,03,492 crore in November, CGST is Rs 19,592 crore, SGST is Rs 27,144 crore, IGST is Rs 49,028 crore (including Rs 20,948 crore collected on imports) and Cess is Rs 7,727 crore (including Rs 869 crore collected on imports)," it said.

The statement further said that November 2019 collection is the third-highest monthly collection since the introduction of GST, next only to April 2019 and March 2019 collections.

This is the eighth time since the inception of GST in July 2017 that monthly collection has crossed the mark of Rs 1 lakh crore.

After July this year, when GST collection was Rs 1,02,083 crore, it has crossed Rs 1 lakh crore in November.

The GST collection on imports continued to see negative growth at (-)13 percent, but was an improvement over last month's growth of (-)20 percent, the statement said.

The total number of GSTR 3B Returns filed for the month of October up to November 30, 2019 is 77.83 lakh, it said.

The government has settled Rs 25,150 crore to CGST and Rs 17,431 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement, it added.

The total revenue earned by Central Government and the State Governments after regular settlement in the month of November is Rs 44,742 crore for CGST and Rs 44,576 crore for the SGST.

Commenting on the latest GST number, M S Mani, Partner, Deloitte India said crossing Rs 1 lakh crore in a festive month after few months of tepid collections would act as a sentiment booster.

It will help in keeping the fiscal deficit under control- hoping that this trend continues in the coming months.

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Updated Date: Dec 02, 2019 09:13:11 IST