April GST collection likely to range from Rs 1.45-1.50 lakh crore: Finance Ministry sources

he monthly collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to peak to another all-time high of Rs 1.45-1.50 lakh crore, CNBC-TV18 reported on April 26, citing sources in the Finance Ministry.

The projected numbers mark a consecutive month-on-month (MoM) surge in GST collections. In March, a record-high amount of Rs 1.42 lakh crore was collected, which was 6.8 percent higher as compared to the previous month.

The second highest monthly GST was collected in April 2021, when the numbers had peaked to Rs 1.41 lakh crore.

TREND IN TOTAL GST COLLECTIONS
Month Amount (in Rs crore) YoY change
March 2022 1,42,095 15%
February 2022 1,33,026 18%
January 2022 1,40,986 18%
December 2021 1,29,780 13%
November 2021 1,31,526 25%
October 2021 1,30,127 24%
September 2021 1,17,010 23%
August 2021 1,12,020 30%
July 2021 1,16,393 33%
June 2021 92,800 2%

If the projected numbers for April 2022 turn out to be accurate, it would be the 10th month in a row when GST collections would cross the Rs 1 lakh crore-mark.

For FY22 as a whole, total GST collections amounted to Rs 14.83 lakh crore, up 30 percent from Rs 11.37 lakh crore in FY21. The Finance Ministry attributed the rise in GST collections to the ongoing economic recovery along with anti-evasion activities and the various rate rationalisation measures undertaken by the GST Council to correct inverted duty structures.

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