Goods & Services Tax (GST) collections

The month-wise consolidated figures of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST), State Goods and Services Tax (SGST), Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) and Cess collected by the Government since July 1, 2017 is as under:

(Amount in Rs. Crores)

Month Collection
August, 2017 93,590
September, 2017 93,029
October, 2017 95,132
November, 2017 85,931
December, 2017 83,716
January, 2018 88,929

The GST collections have increased in the months of Jan. 2018 in comparison to previous two months.

The summary of returns filed for the month of January, 2018 is detailed below:

Taxpayers required to file Return (Other than composition Taxpayers) GSTR-3B filed till last day of filing % of returns filed till last date of filing Filed till 18th March 2018 % of filing as on 18th March, 2018
83,52,202 53,94,018 64.58% 62,96,048 75.38%

The Government is taking various steps to check evasion as well as educate the taxpayers about the new tax regime and encouraging voluntary compliance. The steps which are being taken include introduction of e-way bill, simplification of measures for filing tax returns, steps to capture invoice details of transactions so that the same could be matched with credit taken and verification of transition credit availed by tax payers.

This was stated by Shri Ship Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. (PIB)

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