Tax collection up by 17.3% over last year

Tax collection up by 17.3% over last year

Tribune News Service

Shimla, January 5

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said Himachal had registered an increase of Rs 538 crore in overall tax collections, indicating an increase by 17.3 per cent over last year.

He said that total revenue collected up to December, 2019 was Rs 3,653.68 crore as compared to Rs 3,115.17 crore up to December, 2018. “The increase in revenue collection was due to effective implementation of policies of the state government besides sincere and hard efforts of officers and officials of the Excise and Taxation Department,” he remarked.

He said the total SGST revenue collected up to December, 2019 was Rs 1,207.59 crore whereas it was Rs 796.08 crore up to December, 2018. Total excise revenue collected up to December, 2019 was Rs 1,177.1 crore as compared to Rs 1,058.2 crore up to December, 2018. Other taxes collected up to December, 2019 were Rs 325.71 crore as compared to Rs 302.87 crore collected up to December, 2018.

Thakur said all the districts of the state had also registered substantial increase in gross collection during the last year as compared to 2018. Solan district collected Rs 745.51 crore gross revenue till December, 2019 as compared to Rs. 674.88 crore up to December 2018, Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh (BBN) Rs 572.27 crore as compared to Rs 429.9 in 2018 and Mandi collected gross revenue of Rs. 275.55 crore as compared to Rs 231.16 in 2018. Simlarly, most other districts also registered an increase than in 2018.

The Chief Minister said that there has been remarkable increase in revenue collected by all Enforcement Zone (EZ) in the state. He said gross revenue collection of EZ Parwanoo was Rs 71.26 crore up to December, 2019 as compared to gross revenue of Rs. 13.51 crore in 2018. Similarly, EZ Palampur collected gross revenue of Rs. 21.56 crore and EZ Una Rs 13.66 crore up to December, 2019 as compared to Rs. 0.96 crore and Rs. 2.56 crore in Una district upto December, 2018.

He said that EZ Parwanoo registered SGST Revenue collection of Rs. 68.71 crore up to December, 2019 as compared to SGST revenue collection of Rs. 7.16 crore up to December, 2018. EZ Palampur collected Rs. 21.12 crore and EZ Una Rs. 12.83 crore in December, 2019 as compared to SGST revenue collection of Rs. 0.59 crore and Rs. 1.07 crore, respectively, up to December, 2018.

Rs 3,653-cr revenue

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the total revenue collected up to December, 2019 was Rs 3,653.68 crore as compared to Rs 3,115.17 crore up to December, 2018.

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