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Google tax contributes merely 1% of direct tax kitty in major cities

Bengaluru, Hyderabad top the collections, Mumbai and Delhi together mop up a mere Rs 87 crore

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This was despite the expansion of the levy to online e-commerce players from this financial year

Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
The IT hubs of Bengaluru and Hyderabad have topped the chart of collections from Google tax so far this year. However, the mop up from the controversial levy made up just up to one per cent of the total from direct taxes in these circles  till August 20.

The collections from Bengaluru were Rs 176.9 crore, or 0.57 per cent of the total direct tax receipts in the region. Hyderabad got Rs 118.3 crore from the levy, or 1.1 per cent of the  direct tax receipts there. 

Delhi and Mumbai recorded a joint collection of a mere Rs 87 crore. 

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First Published: Aug 25 2020 | 7:20 PM IST

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