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GST compensation of Rs 520 bn paid to states/UTs in 11 months: Govt

Under GST, Centre has to compensate states/UTs for loss of their revenue on account of implementation of the new indirect tax regime

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Union government on Friday said a compensation totalling Rs 520.77 billion has been paid to states and UTs during the 11-month period through May 2018.

Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), implemented on July 1, 2017, the Centre has to compensate states/UTs for loss of their revenue on account of implementation of the new indirect tax regime.

"... states/UTs have been paid compensation of Rs 481.78 billion for the period July 2017 to March 2018 and of Rs 38.99 billion for the period of April-May 2018," Minister of State for Finance said in a written reply in the
 

Total taxes collected under works out to be Rs 11.3 trillion in the 13-month period ending July 2018.

The maximum GST collection was Rs 1.03 trillion in April. The collection dipped to Rs 940.16 billion in May and has been gradually increasing in the subsequent months.

In another reply, Shukla said the Centre is taking various steps to check evasion as well as educate the about the new tax regime and encouraging voluntary compliance. 

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:26 IST
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