Odisha has collected Rs 827.43 crore Odisha Good and Services Tax (OGST) during the month of May 2021, the Commissionerate of CT & GST, Cuttack said on Thursday.
The OGST is against collection of Rs 589.30 crore during May 2019 and Rs 440.67 crore during May 2020 (affected by COVID) recording a growth of 40.40% (against the collection of Rs. 589.30 crore recorded during May 2019).
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 havingturnover of less than Rs 5 crore, the statement said.
It attributed the growth of 40.40% in OGST collection during May 2021 to better compliance by dealers having turnover of more than Rs 5 crore during previous year, increased collection from iron and steel sector as well as collection frommatured GST demand made by tax officers after return scrutiny.
There is also collection of Rs 690.32 crore in CGST, Rs 1094.70 crore in IGST andRs 584.30 crore in cess. The total GST collection during May 21 is Rs 3196.75 crore as againstRs 2140.37 crore collected during May 2019 and Rs 1724.26 crore collected duringMay 2020. This represents a growth of 49.34% against collection of May 2019.
The total collection of VAT (Petrol and Liquor) is Rs. 792.71 crore during May 2021 as against Rs 588.81 crore during May 2019 and Rs 188.52 crore during May 2020 withgrowth rate of 34.69% (against collection of May 2019).
Out of the above, collection from Petroleum Products is Rs 665.83 crore during May 21 against Rs 459.27 crore during May 19 and Rs. 187.30 crore during May 2020. Similarly, the collection from liquor is Rs 126.88 crore during May 2021 against Rs129.53 crore during May 19 and Rs1.21 crore during May 2020.
“CT & GST Organization has been focusing on increasing the tax-base of GST with regular survey and registration. 5479 numbers of new registrants havebeen brought under the GST fold during April and May 2021-22,” the statement said.
“All circles have been instructed to ensure 90% return filing within due date. 4508 GSTR 3A notices have been issued to Non-Filers during April 2021while 922 assessment U/s 62 have been initiated for non-filing of returnsduring April 21,” it added.