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The net direct tax collections represent 39.4 per cent of the total budget estimates of direct taxes for 2017-18 (Rs. 9.8 lakh crore). Gross collections (before adjusting for refunds) have increased by 10.3 per cent to Rs. 4.66 lakh crore during April to September, 2017. The refunds amounting to Rs 79,660 crore have been issued during April to September, 2017.