AHMEDABAD: The collection for Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state for the month of October stood at Rs 6,608 crore, according to data provided by the state commercial tax department. This includes integrated GSTworth Rs 2,286.75 crore in addition to Rs 1,400.83 crore of central GST and Rs 1,880.83 worth of state GST. Cessworth Rs 314.58 crore was also collected by the state commercial tax department.
It appears as though the GST collection in the state is going up very gradually. “As more and more taxpayers are getting registered, the collection is gradually going up and as the new tax structure keeps getting further simplified, the revenues will further increase,” said PD Vaghela, commercial tax commissioner.
Of these, close to 1 lakh taxpayers have opted for the composition scheme. “As the quarterly returns will start getting filed by those under composition scheme, the state revenues will continue to go up,” said a senior official of state commercial tax department.