Direct Tax Collection Increases by 24% Upto July

The figures for direct tax collections up to July, 2016 show that net revenue collections are at Rs.1.59 lakh crore which is 24.01% more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year. Till July, 2016, 18.82% of the Budget Estimates of direct taxes for FY 2016-17 has been achieved.

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 11.65% while that under PIT (including STT etc.) is 31.47%. However, after adjusting for refunds, the net growth in CIT collections is 2.84% while that in PIT collections is 46.55%. Refunds amounting to Rs.64,181 crore have been issued during April-July, 2016, which is 10.43% higher than the refunds issued during the corresponding
period last year.

(Meenakshi J Goswami)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT. 
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