CBDT update on Direct Tax Collections: Increase of 10.79% (upto Jan. 2017) against corresponding period last year; 68.7% of the Budget Estimates of direct taxes for Financial Year 2016-17 have been achieved till Jan. 2017
The Direct tax collections up to January 2017 show a consistent growth trend. The collection net of refunds stands at Rs. 5.82 lakh crore which is 10.79% more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year. This collection is 68.7% of the total Budget Estimates of Direct Taxes for Financial Year 2016-17.
As regards the growth rates for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Personal Income Tax (PIT), in terms of gross revenue collections, the growth rate under CIT is 11.7% while that under PIT (including STT) is 21.0%. However, after adjusting for refunds, the net growth in CIT collections is 2.9% while that in PIT collections is 23.1%. Refunds amounting to Rs.1.41 lakh crore have been issued during April 2016-January 2017, which is 41.0% higher than the refunds issued during the corresponding period last year.