GST collection in April touch all-time high of Rs 1.68 lakh crore

May 01:The gross GST revenue collected in the month of April 2022 is Rs 1,67,540 crore of which CGST is Rs  33,159 crore, SGST is Rs  41,793 crore, IGST is Rs  81,939 crore (including Rs 36,705 crore collected on import of goods) and cess is Rs  10,649 crore (including Rs  857 crore collected on import of goods).

The gross GST collection in April 2022 is all-time high, Rs 25,000 crore more than the next highest collection of Rs. 1,42,095 crore, just last month.

The government has settled Rs33,423 crore to CGST and Rs 26962 crore to SGST from IGST. The total revenue of the Centre and the States in the month of April 2022 after the regular settlement is Rs66,582 crore for CGST and Rs68,755 crore for the SGST.

The revenues for the month of April 2022 are 20% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year. During the month, revenues from import of goods were 30% higher and the revenues from the domestic transactions (including import of services) are 17% higher than the revenues from these sources during the same month last year.

For the first time, gross GST collection has crossed the Rs1.5 lakh crore mark. The total number of e-way bills generated in the month of March 2022 was 7.7 crore, which is 13% higher than the 6.8 crore e-way bills generated in the month of February 2022, which reflects the recovery of business activity at a faster pace.

The month of April 2022 saw the highest ever tax collection in a single day on 20th April 2022 and the highest collection during an hour, from 4 PM to 5 PM on that day. On 20th April 2022, Rs 57,847 crore was paid through 9.58 lakh transactions, and during 4-5 PM, almost Rs 8,000 crore was paid through 88,000 transactions. The highest single-day payment last year (on the same date) was Rs 48,000 crore through 7.22 lakh transactions and the highest one-hour collection (2-3 PM on the same date last year) was Rs 6,400 crore through 65,000 transactions.

During April 2022, 1.06 crore GST returns in GSTR-3B were filed, of which 97 lakh pertained to the month of March 2022, as compared to the total of 92 lakh returns filed during April 2021. Similarly, in April 2022, 1.05 crore statements of invoices issued in GSTR-1 were filed. Till the end of the month, the filing percentage for GSTR-3B in April 2022 was 84.7% as compared to 78.3% in April 2021 and the filing percentage for GSTR-1 in April 2022 was 83.11% as compared to 73.9% in April 2021.

This shows clear improvement in the compliance behavior, which has been a result of various measures taken by the tax administration to nudge taxpayers to file returns timely, to make compliance easier and smoother, and strict enforcement action taken against errant taxpayers identified based on data analytics and artificial intelligence.

The chart below shows trends in monthly gross GST revenues during the current year. The table shows the state-wise figures of GST collected in each State during the month of April 2022 as compared to April 2021.

State-wise growth of GST Revenues during April 2022

Jammu and Kashmir50956010%
Himachal Pradesh7648177%
Uttar Pradesh7,3558,53416%
Arunachal Pradesh10319690%
West Bengal5,2365,6448%
Madhya Pradesh3,0503,3399%
Daman and Diu10-78%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli29238130%
Tamil Nadu8,8499,72410%
Andaman and Nicobar Islands618744%
Andhra Pradesh3,3454,06722%
Other Territory15921636%
Center Jurisdiction14216717%
Grand Total1,10,8041,29,97817%


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