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GST revenues for March 2021 touches all-time high of Rs 1.23 lakh crore: Finance Ministry

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GST revenues crossed above Rs 1 lakh crore mark at a stretch for the last six months and a steep increasing trend over this period are clear indicators of rapid economic recovery post pandemic.

NEW DELHI: The gross GST revenue collected in the month of March 2021 is at a record of Rs 1,23,902 crore of which CGST is Rs 22,973 crore, SGST is Rs 29,329 crore, IGST is Rs  62,842 crore (including Rs 31,097 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 8,757 crore (including Rs 935 crore collected on import of goods).

The government has settled Rs 21,879 crore to CGST and Rs 17,230 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. In addition, Centre has also settled Rs 28,000 crore as IGST ad-hoc settlement in the ratio of 50:50 between Centre and States/UTs. The total revenue of Centre and the States after regular and ad-hoc settlements in the month of March’ 2021 is Rs 58,852 crore for CGST and Rs 60,559 crore for the SGST. Centre has also released a compensation of Rs 30,000 crore during the month of March 2021.

The GST revenues during March 2021 are the highest since introduction of GST. In line with the trend of recovery in the GST revenues over past five months, the revenues for the month of March 2021 are 27% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year. During the month, revenues from import of goods was 70% higher and the revenues from domestic transaction (including import of services) are 17% higher than the revenues from these sources during the same month last year. The GST revenue witnessed growth rate of (-) 41%, (-) 8%, 8% and 14% in the first, second, third and fourth quarters of this financial year, respectively, as compared to the same period last year, clearly indicating the trend in recovery of GST revenues as well as the economy as a whole.

GST revenues crossed above Rs 1 lakh crore mark at a stretch for the last six months and a steep increasing trend over this period are clear indicators of rapid economic recovery post-pandemic. Closer monitoring against fake-billing, deep data analytics using data from multiple sources including GST, Income-tax and Customs IT systems and effective tax administration have also contributed to the steady increase in tax revenue over last few months.

The chart below shows trends in monthly gross GST revenues during the current year. The table shows the state-wise figures of GST collected in each State during the month of March 2021 as compared to March 2020.

  1.  

State-wise growth of GST Revenues during March 2021[1]

 

State

Mar-20

Mar-21

Growth

1

Jammu and Kashmir

276.17

351.61

27%

2

Himachal Pradesh

595.89

686.88

15%

3

Punjab

1,180.81

1,361.85

15%

4

Chandigarh

153.26

165.27

8%

5

Uttarakhand

1,194.74

1,303.57

9%

6

Haryana

4,874.29

5,709.60

17%

7

Delhi

3,272.99

3,925.97

20%

8

Rajasthan

2,820.44

3,351.79

19%

9

Uttar Pradesh

5,293.72

6,265.01

18%

10

Bihar

1,055.94

1,195.75

13%

11

Sikkim

189.33

213.66

13%

12

Arunachal Pradesh

66.71

92.03

38%

13

Nagaland

38.75

45.48

17%

14

Manipur

35.89

50.36

40%

15

Mizoram

33.19

34.93

5%

16

Tripura

67.1

87.9

31%

17

Meghalaya

132.72

151.97

15%

18

Assam

931.72

1,004.65

8%

19

West Bengal

3,582.26

4,386.79

22%

20

Jharkhand

2,049.43

2,416.13

18%

21

Odisha

2,632.88

3,285.29

25%

22

Chhattisgarh

2,093.17

2,544.13

22%

23

Madhya Pradesh

2,407.40

2,728.49

13%

24

Gujarat

6,820.46

8,197.04

20%

25

Daman and Diu

94.91

3.29

-97%

26

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

168.89

288.49

71%

27

Maharashtra

15,002.11

17,038.49

14%

29

Karnataka

7,144.30

7,914.98

11%

30

Goa

316.47

344.28

9%

31

Lakshadweep

1.34

1.54

15%

32

Kerala

1,475.25

1,827.94

24%

33

Tamil Nadu

6,177.82

7,579.18

23%

34

Puducherry

149.32

161.04

8%

35

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

38.58

25.66

-33%

36

Telangana

3,562.56

4,166.42

17%

37

Andhra Pradesh

2,548.13

2,685.09

5%

38

Ladakh

0.84

13.67

1527%

97

Other Territory

132.49

122.39

-8%

99

Centre Jurisdiction

81.48

141.12

73%

 

Grand Total

78693.75

91869.7

17%

 

[1] Does not include GST on import of goods

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