GST collection touches record ₹1.68 lakh crore in April: Finance ministry

NEW DELHI: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenues surpassed the 1.5 lakh crore mark for the first time while maintaining its streak of record collections for the second time in a row with highest ever gross collections in April at 1,67,540 crore, nearly 18% more than the previous record of 1,42,095 crore in March on the back of faster economic recovery, better tax administration and increased compliance, the union finance ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The month also saw the highest ever tax collection in a single day on April 20, 2022 when 57,847 crore was paid through 9.58 lakh transactions, the ministry said. The highest single day payment on the same date last year was 48,000 crore through 7.22 lakh transactions.

“This shows clear improvement in the compliance behaviour, which has been a result of various measures taken by the tax administration to nudge taxpayers to file returns timely, to making compliance easier and smoother and strict enforcement action taken against errant taxpayers identified based on data analytics and artificial intelligence,” the ministry said.

This is the 10th month in a row that the GST revenues crossed 1 lakh crore mark and the record collection of 1,67,540 crore in April is 19.92% higher than 1,39,708 crore achieved in the same month a year ago, according to official data.


The gross revenue collected in the month of April, 2022 has 33,159 crore central GST (CGST) component, 41,793 crore state GST (SGST) and 81,939 crore integrated GST (IGST) which includes 36,705 crore collected on import of goods. Cess collections in the month was 10,649 crore, including 857 crore collected on import of goods.

The government has settled 33,423 crore to CGST and 26,962 crore to SGST from IGST. The total revenue of Centre and the states in the month of April 2022 after regular settlement is 66,582 crore for CGST and 68,755 crore for the SGST, the finance ministry said.

Total number of e-way bills generated in the month of March 2022 was 7.7 crore, 13% higher than 6.8 crore e-way bills generated in the month of February 2022, which reflects recovery of business activity at faster pace, it said.

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