Bhubaneswar, June 3: Odisha has recorded GST Collection of Rs. 827.43 Cr during the month of May ’21, informed Commissionerate of CT & GST today.
The collection of Rs. 827.93 Cr is as compared to collection of Rs. 589.30 Cr. during May 2019 and Rs. 440.67 Cr during May 2020 (affected by COVID) recording a growth of 40.40% (against the collection of Rs. 589.30 Cr recorded during May ’19).
The growth of collection of OGST is despite the extension of return filing date by the GST Council and poor filing of returns/ payment of tax by dealers having turnover of less than Rs. 5 Cr. This growth of 40.40% in OGST collection during May ’21 is a result of better compliance by dealers having turnover of more than Rs. 5 Cr during previous year, increased collection from iron and steel sector as well as collection from matured GST demand made by tax officers after return scrutiny.
There is also collection of Rs. 690.32 Cr in CGST, 1094.70 Cr in IGST & 584.30 Cr in Cess. The total GST collection during May 21 is Rs 3196.75 Cr as compared to Rs 2140.37 Cr collected during May 2019 and Rs. 1724.26 Cr collected during May 2020. This represents a growth of 49.34% against collection of May 19, said a statement.
The total collection of VAT (Petrol and Liquor) is Rs. 792.71 Cr during May ’21 as against Rs. 588.81 Cr during May ‘19 and Rs. 188.52 Cr during May ’20 with growth rate of 34.69% (against collection of May ’19).
Out of the above, collection from Petroleum Products is Rs. 665.83 Cr during May 21 as compared to Rs. 459.27 Cr during May 19 and Rs. 187.30 Cr during May 20. Similarly, the collection from liquor is Rs. 126.88 Cr during May 21 against Rs.129.53 Cr during May 19 and Rs.1.21 Cr during May 20.
CT & GST Organization has been focusing on increasing the tax-base of GST with regular survey and registration. 5479 numbers of new registrants have been brought under the GST fold during April and May 2021-22.
All Circles have been instructed to ensure 90% return filing within due date. 4508 nos. of GSTR 3A notices have been issued to Non Filers during April ’21 while 922 nos. of assessment U/s 62 have been initiated for non filing of returns during April 21.
The total e-waybill generated during May ’21 was 11.69 Lakh as compared to 41 Lakh during May’19 and 8.55 Lakh during May ’20.
During the recent review with Tax Officials, Commissioner of CT & GST, Sushil Kumar Lohani, IAS has instructed all the field officers to detect the wrong return filers by applying data analytics and collect all taxes from them as per the provisions of law.
Tax Officials have been further instructed to facilitate genuine tax payers and ensure that they are not put to any unnecessary harassment.