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Customs, excise mop-up likely to see Rs 1-trillion shortfall in FY23

Duty cuts on edible oil, petro products to blame; may not hit overall collection

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Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
The Centre is staring at a combined shortfall of up to Rs 1 trillion in excise and Customs revenues in the current financial year (FY23) compared to the Budget estimates (BE), mainly because of duty cuts on edible oil and petroleum products.

The government set a target of Rs 3.35 trillion for excise and Rs 2.13 trillion for Customs mop-up for FY23 while presenting the Budget in February.

“As excise duty collection is mainly driven by diesel volumes, we might see a clear gap in the level budgeted for FY23, following the reduction in cesses on petrol and diesel in

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First Published: Oct 31 2022 | 11:23 PM IST

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