The GST revenues during April are the highest since the introduction of GST
Surpassing the previous high in March, the gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collected in the month of April’ 2021 is at a record high of Rs 1,41,384 crore of which CGST is Rs 27,837 crore, SGST is Rs 35,621, IGST is Rs 68,481 crore (including Rs 29,599 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 9,445 crore (including Rs. 981 crore collected on import of goods).
The Ministry of Finance on Saturday informed that the GST revenues during April are the highest since the introduction of GST even surpassing collections in March.
The revenues for the month of April are 14 per cent higher than the GST revenues in the last month of March.
“Despite the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic affecting several parts of the country, Indian businesses have once again shown remarkable resilience by not only complying with the return filing requirements but also paying their GST dues in a timely manner during the month,” the government said on Saturday in an official statement.
It added, “GST revenues have not only crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark during successively for the last seven months but have also shown a steady increase.”
During the month of April, the revenues from the domestic transaction (including import of services) are 21 per cent higher than the revenues from these sources during the last month, the Ministry said.
“These are clear indicators of sustained economic recovery during this period. Closer monitoring against fake-billing, deep data analytics using data from multiple sources including GST, Income-tax and Customs IT systems and effective tax the administration has also contributed to the steady increase in tax revenue,” the Ministry said.
It added, “Quarterly return and monthly payment scheme has been successfully implemented bringing relief to the small taxpayers as they now file only one return every three months. Providing IT support to taxpayers in the form of pre-filled GSTR 2A and 3B returns and ramped up System capacity have also eased the return filing process.”
During the month of April, the government has settled Rs 29,185 crore to CGST and Rs 22,756 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. The total revenue of Centre and the States after regular and ad-hoc settlements in the month of April’ 2021 is Rs 57,022 crore for CGST and Rs 58,377 crore for the SGST.