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Direct Tax collections for FY 2023-24 show a significant increase

Corporate Income Tax | Direct Tax | gross Direct Tax | Personal Income Tax

India’s Direct Tax collections for the fiscal year 2023-24 have witnessed substantial growth during the period up to October 9, 2023, compared to the same period in the previous year. According to provisional figures released by the government, both gross and net Direct Tax collections have shown significant increases, indicating a positive trajectory in the country’s fiscal health.

The provisional figures reveal that gross Direct Tax collections have reached an impressive Rs. 11.07 lakh crore, marking a substantial growth of 17.95% compared to the corresponding period in the previous fiscal year. This increase reflects the overall robust performance of the country’s economy.

Direct Tax collections, after accounting for refunds, have seen an even more significant increase. The net collection stands at Rs. 9.57 lakh crore, demonstrating a remarkable growth of 21.82% compared to the same period last year. This substantial growth signifies a positive trend in revenue generation for the government.

During the period from April 1, 2023, to October 9, 2023, refunds totaling Rs. 1.50 lakh crore have been issued. This is a vital component of the overall Direct Tax collection process, ensuring that taxpayers receive their rightful returns in a timely manner.

The data also provides insights into the growth rates for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Personal Income Tax (PIT) collections:

– For CIT, the growth rate in terms of gross revenue collections stands at 7.30%.
– In the case of PIT, the growth rate is even more impressive, with a 29.53% increase for PIT alone and a 29.08% increase for PIT when including Securities Transaction Tax (STT).

After adjusting for refunds, the net growth rates are as follows:

– CIT collections show a net growth of 12.39%.
– PIT collections experience a remarkable net growth of 32.51% for PIT alone and 31.85% when including STT.

The current Direct Tax collections amount to 52.50% of the total Budget Estimates for Direct Taxes in FY 2023-24. This indicates that the government is well on its way to meeting its fiscal targets for the year.

The latest figures on Direct Tax collections demonstrate a positive trend in revenue generation for the Indian government. The substantial increase in both gross and net collections, along with the timely issuance of refunds, bodes well for the country’s fiscal health. This growth is a testament to the resilience and strength of the Indian economy and is a positive sign for the nation’s financial stability in the coming year.

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