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New Delhi, NFAPost: The gross GST revenue collection during the month of August 2021 is Rs 1,12,020 crore, registering three consecutive months of more than a lakh crore in the collected amount.

It is interesting to note that despite the Covid-19 impact, India’s GST revenues for August registered a 30% growth compared with the same month last year. According to economic and business analysts spike in GST revenue collection shows the recovery India is achieving despite advers global and domestic pressures.

Out of the total GST revenue collection, CGST is Rs 20,522 crore, SGST is Rs 26,605 crore, IGST is Rs 56,247 crore (including Rs 26,884 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 8,646 crore (including Rs 646 crore collected on import of goods).

While Maharashtra topped in the GST revenue collection with a tatal of Rs 15,175 lakh crore, registering a growth of 31%. Other states which top in the top ten rankings are Gujarath, Tamil Nadu, ttar Pradesh, Haryana.West Bengal, Delhi, Telangana and Odisha

The government has settled Rs 23,043 crore to CGST and Rs 19,139 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. In addition, Centre has also settled Rs 24,000 crore as IGST ad-hoc settlement in the ratio of 50:50 between Centre and States/UTs. The total revenue of Centre and the States after regular and ad-hoc settlements in the month of August’ 2021 is Rs 55,565 crore for CGST and Rs 57,744 crore for the SGST.

The revenues for the month of August 2021 are 30% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year. During the month, the revenues from the domestic transactions (including import of services) are 27% higher than the revenues from these sources during the same month last year. Even as compared to the August revenues in 2019-20 of ₹ 98,202 crore, this is a growth of 14%.

GST collection, after posting above Rs. 1 lakh crore mark for nine months in a row, dropped below Rs. 1 lakh crore in June 2021 due to the second wave of covid. With the easing out of Covid restrictions, GST collection for July and August 2021 have again crossed ₹1 lakh crore, which clearly indicates that the economy is recovering at a fast pace.

Coupled with economic growth, anti-evasion activities, especially action against fake billers have also been contributing to the enhanced GST collections. The robust GST revenues are likely to continue in the coming months too.

The table shows the state-wise figures of GST collected in each State during the month of August 2021 as compared to August 2020.

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