CBDT accomplishes Direct Taxes collection target for FY 2016-17

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 4 (ANI): Central Board of Direct Taxes on Tuesday said that the provisional figures for revenue collections up to March, 2017 showed a gross Direct Tax collection of Rs. 10.09 lakh crore. As per a notification by the company, the net collection after issue of refunds stands at Rs. 8.47 lakh crore which is 14.2 percent higher than the net collection for the corresponding period last year. With this the CBDT has accomplished 100 percent of the direct tax target for Financial Year 2016-17. Refunds amounting to Rs. 1.62 lakh crore have been issued during April 2016-March 2017, which is 32.6 percent higher than the refunds issued during the same period for FY 2015-16. This has substantially reduced the grievances of tax payers. While the gross collection under Corporate Income Tax (CIT) grew at 13.1 percent during the year, the growth under Personal Income Tax (PIT) including Securities Transaction Tax (STT) is 18.4 percent. However, after adjusting for refunds, the net growth in CIT is 6.7 percent while that in PIT is 21.0 percent. (ANI)