Odisha Sets Record In Collection Of State GST Revenue

21 December 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has collected Rs 8683.85 crore of State & Central GST during During April-October 2019 against Rs 6675.83 cr collected during the corresponding period of previous year with growth rate of 30.08 per cent which is the highest amongst major States and higher than the national average growth rate of 11.53 per cent.

During November, the revenue under State GST has recorded a growth rate of 38 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous financial year.

CT & GST Commissioner, Sushil Kumar Lohani, has directed all Circles to ensure 100 per cent return compliance. The return filing compliance of the taxpayers assigned to the State has shown marked improvement with 83.5 per cent of taxpayers filing return for October 2019 against 65.31 per cent filing for October 2018.

CT & GST Organization has launched a special drive against return non-filers and wrong return filers. During November 2019, more than ten thousand notices were issued against non-filers of returns. Commissioner has also instructed all Circles to ensure return scrutiny of all taxpayers having liability and credit mismatch and to take necessary follow up action.

To increase the taxpayer's base, Circles have been instructed to conduct surveys of potential taxable persons especially in the service sector. All Circles have also been instructed to ensure 100 per cent post registration enquiry of all new cases and at least 50 per cent of registered taxpayers by 31st March without fail.

In addition, based on data analytics, strong deterrent enforcement action has been taken by way of surprise raid, search of business premises of taxpayers involved in suspected fraud and arrest of some registered taxpayers/abettors for their prima-facie involvement in tax evasion/complicity therein.

The Organization is also sensitive to problems faced by the taxpayers and is extensively reaching out to people to sensitize on the new changes in process and policies including changes in the IT system.