Haryana tax collection up by 12 per cent

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Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Tax collection in Haryana has increased by an average of 12 per cent during the last four years.

The collection, which was Rs 25,567 crore in 2013-14, has increased to about Rs 41,000 crore in 2017-18, a Minister said here on Tuesday.

Finance Minister Abhimanyu said Haryana was leading in every field in the past four years under BJP rule and this was due to the result of the transparent policies pursued by the state government.

“The growth of tax collection, which was 8.52 per cent in 2013-14, has now increased to 20.76 per cent, which is a great achievement. The collection includes stamp and registration fee, excise duty, vehicle tax and sales tax/GST,” the Minister said.

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Abhimanyu said the financial condition of Haryana was improving.

“While on one hand government funds are being utilized appropriately, on the other hand, the tax collection has gone up,” he said.

He said that the tax collection was Rs 25,567 crore in 2013-14, Rs 27,635 crore in 2014-15, Rs 30,930 crore in 2015-16, Rs 34,026 crore in 2016-17 and Rs 41,000 in 2017-18.

“In terms of annual increase, which was 8.52 in 2013-14, has reached 20.76 per cent in 2017-18,” he added.

The BJP government in Haryana. led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, has been in power since October 2014.

–IANS

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