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State bags Rs 1,126 cr from GST in April

4/05/2021 at 6:18 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 4: Odisha bagged Rs 1,126 Crore from GST during April-2021.This is the all time high record in collecting GST in the state as compared with the past.

As per the GST Commissioner Sushil Kumar Lohani, Odisha earned Rs 927.26 crore from GST in April-2019 while it was Rs 360.36 in April 2020. Similarly, in March 2021, a record amount of Rs 954.62 crore was collected as GST.

However, Lohani said, there are specific reasons for encashing record amount of GST during this April. Inclusive tax management, more contribution from Iron and Steel Sectors and integrated verification on returns have supplemented tax collection. Notably, the total GST including the Central GST, Integrated GST and that of the states has reached Rs 3,849.48 crore, so far.

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