A growth that can convey some cheer to the federal government, GST assortment crossed the Rs 1 Lakh core mark for the fourth consecutive month. The GST assortment stood at Rs 1.05 lakh crore for the month of February.

The gross GST income collected within the month of February, 2020 is Rs 1,05,366 crore of which CGST is Rs 20,569 crore, SGST is Rs 27,348 crore, IGST is Rs 48,503 crore and cess is Rs eight,947 crore,” the finance ministry stated in an announcement. The full variety of GSTR 3B returns filed for the month of January as much as February 29 stood at 83 lakh – identical as final month.


The GST revenues through the month of February, 2020 from home transactions has proven a development of 12% over the income through the month of February, 2019. Bearing in mind the GST collected from import of products, the full income throughout February, 2020 has elevated by eight% compared to the income throughout February, 2019.

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January was the third consecutive month when GST collections crossed Rs 1 lakh crore benchmark. Nonetheless, the gathering was marginally decrease than the revised goal of Rs 1.15 lakh crore.

Commenting on the determine, Pratik Jain, Companion & Chief, Oblique Tax, PwC India. stated, “Whereas the GST assortment once more appears spectacular contemplating the general financial situation, one must see how a lot of it is because of restriction and blockage of enter credit which has been occurring in final three months or so. The problem of blockage of enter credit score from the backend (on account of alleged distinction between credit score claimed and that disclosed by distributors) is turning into a priority for the business and the GST council ought to look into this. In any other case, we may even see decrease collections later, when the credit score is definitely utilized.”

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Mr. M S Mani, Companion, Deloitte India, reacted to the launched GST Assortment February 2020 knowledge.“With the month-to-month collections now stabilising at over Rs 1 Trillion monthly, the GST authorities would now go all out to boost the March collections in order that the deficit is decreased to the extent attainable. These numbers point out that the GST collections have gotten secure, with new modifications like e-invoicing and new returns slated for subsequent month, extra stability is predicted in future.”