Customs, excise collection up 6.2% in September

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New Delhi, Oct 9 (UNI) The country's total revenue from customs and excise duties grew by 6.2 per cent in September to Rs 18,161 crore from Rs 17,102 crore in the same month last year.

Tax collection from customs duty rose by 4.9 per cent to Rs 7,975 crore, while excise duty receipts for the month were up 7.2 per cent at Rs 10,186 crore, an official statement said.

Collection from indirect taxes climbed by 10.8 per cent to Rs 1,03,134 crore during the first six months of the fiscal. Customs duty receipts grew by 16.1 per cent to Rs 48,480 crore while revenue from excise duty rose by 6.5 per cent to Rs 54,654 crore. Meanwhile, service tax revenue for the month of August were up 23.3 per cent at Rs 3,219 crore as against Rs 2,610 crore in the corresponding month of last financial year. On a cumulative basis (April-August 2007-08), collection from service tax grew by 35.4 per cent to Rs 16,867 crore from Rs 12,459 crore in the year-ago period.

UNI

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