Indirect Tax Revenue (Provisional) Collections Increase From Rs. 36,408 Crore in May 2014 to Rs. 49,993 Crore During May 2015

An Increase of 37.3 % Registered During the Month of May 2015 over the Corresponding Period in the Previous Year; Central Excise Collections Registered an Increase of 84.2%; Customs Collections Registered an Increase of 16% While Service Tax Collections Registered an Increase of 13.2% During the Same Period;  FM: The Underlying Momentum in the Economy is Improving Across all Sectors Including Manufacturing as Reflected in Healthy Excise Collections During the First Two Months of the Current Financial Year 2015-16.

Indirect Tax Revenue (Provisional) Collections increase from Rs. 36,408 Crore in May, 2014 to Rs. 49,993 Crore during May 2015, thus registering an Increase of 37.3% during the month of May 2015 over the corresponding period in the previous year.

Overall, Indirect tax collections during the first two months i.e. from April to May, 2015 of the Current Financial Year 2015-16 increased from Rs.69,069 crore (during the same period in 2014-15) to  Rs. 96,128 crore and thus registering an increase of 39.2% during April- May 2015 over the corresponding period in the previous year.

These increase were spread across all the three categories- customs, central excise and service tax.

Central Excise collections have increased from Rs. 11,838 crore in May 2014 to Rs. 21,809 crore during May, 2015 registering an increase of 84.2 %.  Central Excise collections during April to May 2015 increased to Rs. 38,535 crore from Rs. 20,493 crore (during April to May 2014) and thus registering an increase of 88.0%.

Customs collections have increased from Rs.13,539 crore during May, 2014 to Rs.15,700 crore during May 2015 registering an increase of 16.0%. Customs collections during April to May 2015 increased to Rs. 29,986 crore from Rs. 25,094 crore (during April to May 2014) and thus registering an increase of 19.5%.

Service Tax collections have increased from Rs. 11,031 crore in May 2014 to Rs. 12,484 crore during May 2015 registering an increase of 13.2 %. Service Tax collections during April to May 2015 increased to Rs.27,607 crore from Rs. 23,482 crore (during April to May 2014) and thus registering an increase of 17.6.0%.

Responding to the indirect tax collection figures, the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the these indirect tax collections reflect in part the effect of the additional measures taken by the Central Government including the Central Excise increase on diesel and petrol, increase in clean energy cess, and the withdrawal of exemptions for motor vehicles and consumer durables. He said that even after taking-out the impact of these additional measures, indirect tax collections have shown an increase of 16.9% in May 2015 over May 2014; and by 12.6% for the two month period April-May 2015 over the same period last year i.e. April- May 2014.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley further said that the underlying momentum in the economy is improving across all sectors including manufacturing as reflected in healthy Excise collections during the first two months of the Current Financial Year 2015-16. (Source- PIB)

Details of Indirect Tax revenue (provisional) collections

during the month May 2015, along with growth rate compared

to the corresponding period in the previous year.

For the month May 2015

Rs. in crores
Tax Head
 
For May
Upto May
% of BE
achievement
 
B.E.
2015-16
2014-15
2015-16
%
Growth
2014-15
2015-16
%
Growth
Customs
208336
13539
15700
16.0
25094
29986
19.5
14.4
Central Excise*
228157
11838
21809
84.2
20493
38535
88.0
16.9
Service Tax
209774
11031
12484
13.2
23482
27607
17.6
13.2
Total
646267
36408
49993
37.3
69069
96128
39.2
14.9

*Exclusive of cess administered by other departments.

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