At almost Rs 1.24 trillion, the GST revenue collections in March 2021 were the biggest since the tax system's introduction in July 2017, the government explained. Also, the collections were up 27 per cent when compared with the year-ago period. In this article, we will talk about GST collections March 2021. |
Notification on GST Collections March 2021
GST earnings during March 2021 are the biggest since the introduction of GST. In line with the trend of recovery in the GST revenues over five months, the revenues for the month of March 2021 are 27 per cent bigger than the GST revenues in the same month last year, the Ministry of finance explained in a statement.
Also, the ministry clarified that the GST revenues were above Rs 1 trillion for the last six months and a steep improving trend over this period are apparent indicators of rapid economic recovery post-pandemic.
Moreover, Closer monitoring against fake-billing, deep data analytics utilizing data from numerous sources comprising GST, Income-tax and Customs IT systems and effective tax council have also contributed to the constant improvement in tax revenue over the last few months," it declared.
Additional Notification by Central Government
Further, the aggregate revenue obtained, CGST is Rs 22,973 crore, SGST is Rs 29,329 crore, IGST is Rs 62,842 crore (comprising Rs 31,097 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 8,757 crore (comprising Rs 935 crore obtained on import of goods). The government has confirmed Rs 21,879 crore to CGST and Rs 17,230 crore to SGST from IGST as a formal settlement. In addition, the Centre has also relieved Rs 28,000 crore as IGST ad-hoc settlement in the ratio of 50:50 among Centre and states. The full revenue of the Centre and the states after regular and ad-hoc payments in March is Rs 58,852 crore for CGST and Rs 60,559 crore for the SGST. The Centre has also circulated a compensation of Rs 30,000 crore during the month of March 2021. During the month, revenues from import of goods were 70 per cent higher.
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