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Mumbai zone service tax mop-up falls short of revised target

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The service collection from the zone has missed the revised target by a whisker at Rs 81,599 crore, which is a growth of 18.8 per cent from Rs 68,696 crore a year ago, a senior official has said.

The Union Budget 2017 had set a target of Rs 76,300 crore from the zone but this was revised upwards to Rs 83,000 crore in February.


The zone of the service department is responsible for over one-third of overall service collection from the entire country.

"Our mop-up increased 18.8 per cent to Rs 81,599 crore in the year gone by over the previous year," chief commissioner of service and head of the zone Piyusha Patnaik told PTI.

"We were able to collect more by taking several measures such as tracking defaulters who had filed returns but couldn't make payment, better handling of audit and above all, realisation of arrears," Patnaik said.

Gross collection by the department for March also grew 13.6 per cent at Rs 11,237 crore up from Rs 9,895 crore in the year-ago period.

Explaining the reasons for missing the revised target, he said the department had made refunds to the tune of Rs 1,435 crore during the year, which though was lower than Rs 1,505 crore refunds in the year ago.

The main reason for the shortfall was the short two- months the department got to meet the higher revised target.

For the entire country, service collections rose 20.2 per cent to Rs 2.54 lakh crore in fiscal 2017 from Rs 2.11 lakh crore a year ago.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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