New Delhi: Net direct tax collections swelled 17.33 percent to Rs 5.84 lakh crore so far this fiscal, reaching 32 percent of the full-year budget estimates (BE).
The Income Tax department in a statement said the collections from direct taxes, which include personal income tax and corporate tax, up to August 10, 2023, continue to register "steady growth."
On a gross basis, direct tax collection grew 15.73 percent to Rs 6.53 lakh crore till August 10 in the current fiscal. Rs 69,000 crore worth of refunds have been issued so far, 3.73 percent higher than last year.
Net direct tax collection, after adjusting refunds, stands at Rs 5.84 lakh crore, which is 17.33 percent higher than the net collections for the corresponding period of last year, it said.
The net collection is 32.03 percent of the total budget estimates of direct taxes for the current fiscal of Rs 18.23 lakh crore.
The 2023-24 budget has pegged direct tax collection at a little over Rs 18.23 lakh crore, a 9.75 percent higher than Rs 16.61 lakh crore mopped up last fiscal.