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Indirect tax collections touches 2.07 lakh crore

Indirect tax collections touches 2.07 lakh crore

New Delhi: The indirect tax collection rose by 42.3% to 2.07 lakh crore during April-November this year as compared to corresponding period last year, indicating uptick in economic activities.

“Last year’s collections of 1.45 lakh crore during the same period constituted an achievement of 54.5% of the overall target fixed for indirect tax collections for the year 2009-10," an official statement said.

In the current year, indirect tax collections during April-November constitute 66.3% of the overall target of 3.13 lakh crore fixed for 2010-11.

The indirect tax mainly constitutes customs, central excise and service tax.

The Indian economy is already on a recovery path, registering a GDP growth of 8.9% in the first half of the current fiscal.

Similarly, the industrial output in October rose by 10.8% on back of healthy performance of sectors such as automobile, electronic goods and power.

The IIP growth rate on the average stood at 10.3% during the April-October period.

The revenue collections from customs have increased to 86,844 crore during April-November 2010, which is 67% higher than the previous year’s collections of 52,011 crore in the same period.

This constitutes an achievement of 75.5% of the target of 1.15 lakh crore for the whole year 2010-11, the statement said.

The mop up from central excise also rose to 81,984 crore during the period April-November 2010, an increase of 34.4% over the previous year’s collection of 61,020 crore during the same period.

“These constitute an achievement of 62.8% of the target of 1.30 lakh crore fixed for the current financial year 2010-11," the statement added.

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