Average monthly GST collection at Rs 89,885 crore in March-August: Finance ministry

Average monthly GST collection at Rs 89,885 crore in March-August: Finance ministry
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The government collected Rs 7.41 lakh crore from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) during 2017-18, the finance ministry said on Friday.

The finance ministry said it collected a total of Rs 7.41 lakh crore in GST in financial year 2017-18. The tax was rolled out on July 1, 2017.

The government collected Rs 7.41 lakh crore from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) during 2017-18, the finance ministry said on Friday.

The government rolled out the GST regime from July 1 last year. “During the year 2017-18, total revenue collections under GST in the period between August 2017 and March 2018 has been Rs 7.19 lakh crore. Including the collection of July, 2017, the total GST collections during the 2017-18 stands provisionally at Rs. 7.41 lakh crore,” the ministry of finance said in a tweet.

The average monthly collection has been Rs 89,885 crore during the August-March period, it said.

“This includes Rs 1.19 lakh crore of CGST, Rs.1.72 lakh crore of SGST, and Rs 3.66 lakh crore of IGST (including Rs 1.73 lakh crore on imports) and Rs 62,021 crore of cess (including Rs 5,702 crore on imports),” it said.

Total compensation released to the states for a period of eight months during 2017-18 was Rs 41,147 crore to ensure that the revenue of the states is protected at the level of 14 per cent over the base year tax collection in 2015-16.

The revenue gap of each state is coming down over the last eight months, it said, adding the average revenue gap of all the states for the last year is around 17%.

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