Bhubaneswar: Despite the Covid-19 pandemic situation, Odisha witnessed a record collection of the Odisha Goods and Services Tax (OGST) in June.
The State recorded OGST collection of Rs 858.83 crore during last month against a collection of Rs. 759.17 crore in the corresponding month (June) last year, thereby recording a growth of 13.13 per cent.
Commissioner of CT & GST, Sushil Kumar Lohani 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.
Similarly, clear instructions have been issued to Tax Officials to increase field surveillance so that potential leakages could be plugged.
Senior officials said that the CT & GST Organization has been focusing on increasing the tax-base of GST with regular survey and registration. 7984 numbers of new registrants have been brought under the GST fold from April-June 2021-22 in the State.
All Circles have been instructed to ensure 90 per cent return filing within due date. As many as 6537 GSTR 3A notices have been issued to Non-Filers during FY 21-22 while 1200 number of assessment U/s 62 have been initiated for non-filing of returns.
The total e-way bill generated during June, 2021 was Rs 13.38 lakh against Rs 11.12 lakh during June 2020. It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha has recorded a progressive growth of 80.29 per cent as the progressive collection upto June, 2021 stood at Rs 2812.93 crore against a collection of Rs 1560.20 crore upto June last year.
Senior officials said that the growth of 13.13 per cent in OGST collection is due to better compliance by dealers having turnover of more than Rs. 5 crore during previous year, increased collection from iron and steel as well as mining sector and collection from matured GST demand made by tax officers after return scrutiny.
The growth of collection in OGST is despite the extension of return filing date by the GST council, poor filing of returns/ payment of tax by dealers having turnover of less than Rs. 5 crore.
“There is also collection of Rs. 743.16 crore in CGST, Rs 842.65 crore in IGST & Rs 555.27 crore in Cess during June 2021. The total GST collection during June this year is Rs 2999.91 crore against Rs 2693.75 crore collected during June last year,” an official release read.
The progressive GST collection till June 21 is Rs 10046.14 crore against Rs 5192.30 crore till June 20 with growth of 93.48 per cent The total collection of VAT (Petrol and Liquor) is Rs. 709.32 Cr during June’21 as against Rs 424.57 Cr during June ’20. Out of the above, collection from Petroleum Products is Rs 585.49 Cr during June 21 against Rs 408.81 Cr during June 20. Similarly, the collection from liquor is Rs 123.82 Cr during June 21 against Rs.15.75 Cr during June 20 (affected by COVID-19).