GST revenue collection crossed Rs 1 lakh cr in Nov

GST collections crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark after a gap of three months in November, growing by 6 per cent to Rs 1.03 lakh crore aided by festival demand.

The GST collection stood at Rs 97,637 crore in the same month last year while revenue collection under this head was Rs 95,380 crore in October.

After two months of negative growth, GST revenues witnessed an impressive recovery with a positive growth of 6 per cent in November 2019 over November 2018 collections, an official statement said. According to official sources, the number reflects pick up in consumption and improvement in compliance as well.

Non-intrusive means of tax collection has helped improved compliance, sources said.

During the month, the GST collection on domestic transactions witnessed a growth of 12 per cent, the highest during the year, it, said.

"Of gross Rs 1,03,492 crore in November, CGST is Rs 19,592 crore, SGST is Rs 27,144 crore, IGST is Rs 49,028 crore (including Rs 20,948 crore collected on imports) and Cess is Rs 7,727 crore (including Rs 869 crore collected on imports)," it said.