The gross GST revenue collected in February 2021 increased 7 per cent on a year-on-year basis to over Rs 1.13 lakh crore.

Out of the total good and service tax collection of Rs 1,13,143 crore, CGST was Rs 21,092 crore, SGST was Rs 27,273 crore, IGST was Rs 55,253 crore, including Rs 24,382 crore collected on import of goods and cess was Rs 9,525 crore, including Rs 660 crore collected on import of goods, said an official statement.

The government has settled Rs 22,398 crore to CGST and Rs 17,534 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement.

In addition, the central government has also settled Rs 48,000 crore as IGST ad-hoc settlement in the ratio of 50:50 between Centre and States or Union Territories.

The total revenue of Centre and the states after regular settlement and ad-hoc settlement in the month of February 2021 is Rs 67,490 crore for CGST and Rs 68,807 crore for the SGST.

The GST revenues crossed Rs 1 lakh fifth time in a row and crossed Rs 1.1 lakh crore third time in a row post pandemic despite this being revenue collection of the month of February. This is a clear indication of the economic recovery and the impact of various measures taken by tax administration to improve compliance, said the Finance Ministry statement.

–IANS

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