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Direct tax collections jump 16% to Rs 3.86 lakh cr in Apr-Sep

An amount of Rs 1.77 lakh crore has been received as advance tax up to September 30, 2017

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The country's gross revenue collection also grew 11.81 per cent at Rs 3,36,402.6 crore from Rs 3,00,874,6 crore a year ago
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India's collections for April-September rose 15.8 per cent to Rs 3.86 lakh crore, buoyed by a healthy growth in advance mop-up, the finance ministry said.

The net direct collectionsconstitute39.4 per cent of the total budget estimate of direct taxes at Rs 9.8 lakh crore for the current fiscal.

The provisionalfiguresofdirect tax up toSeptember 2017show that net collections stood atRs 3.86 lakh crore which is15.8 per centhigherthan the corresponding period last year, the finance ministry said in a statement.

Advance tax collections till September stood at Rs 1.77 lakh crore,reflecting a growth of11.5 per centover the corresponding period a year ago.

The growth inCorporate IncomeTax (CIT)Advance Tax is8.1 per centand that inPersonal (PIT)Advance Tax is30.1 per cent.

Refunds amounting toRs 79,660crorehave been issued during April-September 2017.

Gross (before adjusting for refunds) have increased by10.3 per centtoRs4.66 lakhcroreduring April - September, 2017.

First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 02:17 IST