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​Direct Tax Collections up to February, 2017 show Growth of 10.7%

The Direct tax collections up to February, 2017 continues to show a steady growth trend. The collection net of refunds stands at Rs. 6.17 lakh crore which is 10.7 % more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year.

This collection is 72.9 % of the total Budget Estimates for Direct Taxes for Financial Year 2016-17.

As regards the growth rates for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Personal Income Tax (PIT), in terms of gross revenue collections, the growth rate under CIT is 11.9% while that under PIT (including STT) is 20.8 %. However, after adjusting for refunds, the net growth in CIT collections is 2.6 % while that in PIT collections is 19.5 %.

Refunds amounting to Rs.1.48 lakh crore have been issued during April 2016 - February 2017, which is 40.2% higher than the refunds issued during the corresponding period last year.

Ref: Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) Press Release Dt. 10th March, 2017

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