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Net income tax collection till June 15 grew at a healthy 26.2% to Rs 1,01,024 crore from across the country as of June 15 from Rs 80,075 crore in the year-ago period.
Among the metros, the Mumbai zone registered the highest revenue collection growth during the period with a growth of a whopping 138% at Rs 22,884 crore from Rs 9,614 crore a year ago, sources at the Income Tax department here told PTI today.
The Mumbai zone contributes over one-third of nationwide direct tax collections.
The New Delhi zone, which is the second largest contributor to the national kitty, registered a 38% growth at Rs 11,582 crore during the period, from Rs 8,334 crore a year ago.
The Kolkata zone has also done well with net revenue collection increasing 7% to Rs 4,084 crore from Rs 3,815 crore a year ago, the sources said.
Similarly, the Bengaluru zone mopped up Rs 14,923 crore from Rs 13,973 crore, which is a growth of 6.8%.
However, net revenue collection from the Chennai zone saw a decline during the period with mop-up Rs slipping to Rs 8,591 crore from Rs 8,986 crore a year ago.
Typically, in the first and second quarters, taxpayers pay up 25% each of their presumed tax liabilities and with 15% in the third quarter and the rest in the final quarter.