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Gross direct tax collection up by 5% till November: Nirmala Sitharaman

Replying to a debate on Taxation Law Amendment Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha, the minister categorically said there is no decrease in direct tax collection.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks to journalists after a cabinet meeting in Delhi (Photo: PTI)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Photo: PTI)

Gross increased by 5 per cent till November, Finance Minister said on Monday as she allayed fears of corporate tax reduction impacting revenue collection.

Replying to a debate on Taxation Law Amendment Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha, the minister categorically said there is no decrease in

In fact, there is an increase of 5 per cent in the gross till November this fiscal, she said.

Historically, maximum collection of direct taxes happens in the last quarter of the fiscal, she added.

The main objective of the reduction in corporate tax was aimed at attracting fresh investment in the manufacturing sector.

Sitharaman said several domestic and global firms have expressed interest in investment post announcement of the reduction in corporate tax rate.

First Published: Mon, December 02 2019. 19:20 IST
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