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OGST With 29.59 % Growth

 Cuttack: The State has recorded a growth of 29.59 percent in OGST (Odisha GST) collection till August of the current financial year in comparison to the same period of last fiscal.

The progressive collection of OGST till August’22 is Rs. 6267.93 crore against the collection of Rs. 4836.75 crore during April to August of 2021.

The OGST collection in the month of August was Rs.1019.81 crore against the collection of Rs. 956.47 crore during August 2021, registering a growth of 6.62 per cent.

The gross collection of GST during August ’22 was Rs.3883.90 crore as against Rs. 3316.55 crore during August ’21 with a growth of 17.11 per cent.

The progressive collection of gross GST till August was Rs. 20366.77 crore whereas the State had collected Rs.16977.92 crore of gross GST during the same period of the last fiscal. It means the gross GST collection has registered a growth of 19.96 percent this year.

Similarly, the total collection of VAT (petrol & liquor) was Rs. 933.62 crore during August’22 as against Rs.884.22 crore collected during August’21 with growth rate of 5.59 percent.

Out of the above, collection from petroleum products was Rs. 750.11 crore during August’22 against Rs. 727.73 crore collected during August ’21, thereby recording a growth of 3.08 percent.

Similarly, the collection from liquor was Rs 183.51 crore during the last month against Rs. 156.49 crore collected during August’21 with a growth rate of 17.27 percent.

There is also a growth of 18.37 percent in professional tax with a collection of Rs. 21.72 crore during the last month against the collection of Rs.18.35 crore during August of last year.

During the current FY (upto August), 20269 new taxpayers have been bought under the GST fold. The total e-waybill generated during the last month was 15.81 lakh against 14.35 lakh waybills generated during August last year witnessing a growth of 10.17 percent.

The GST Commissionerate Sanjay Kumar Singh is also regularly contacting the stakeholders who have visited Circles with various grievances relating to registration and return filing under the MoSarkar feedback programme.

The tax officers have been instructed to adhere to the principles of 5T as well as attend to the genuine grievances of the taxpayers promptly.