For the third month in a row, the government has managed to collect over Rs 1 lakh Goods and Services Tax (GST). India’s gross GST revenues in the month of May 2019 stood at Rs 1,00,289 crore, the finance ministry said today. The gross collection in May is, however, lower than Rs 1,13,865 crore collected in April, when it hit an all-time high. GST collections in March was Rs 1,06,577 crore.
The May collection figures are 6.67% higher in comparison to May 2018. GST revenue in May 2018 stood at Rs 94,016 crore. Revenue in May 2019 is 2.21% higher than the monthly average of GST revenue in FY 2018-19, an official statement said on Saturday.
Central GST revenues in May, 2019 stood at Rs 17,811 crore, State GST at Rs 24,462 crore and Integrated GST at Rs 49,891 crore(including Rs 24,875 crore collected on imports) and Cess collections at is Rs 8,125 crore (including Rs 953 crore collected on imports).
"The total number of GSTR 3B Returns filed for the month of April up to 31st May 2019 is 72.45 lakh, "Ministry of Finance said in a statement.