WEST BENGAL :
Collection of revenue under Goods and Services Tax (GST) from centrally administered assessees in West Bengal dropped marginally in June 2020, an official of the Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) of Kolkata zone said.
The collection of GST in West Bengal, which was ₹1416.38 crore in June 2019, slightly declined to ₹1,367.50 crore in the same month this year, he said.
According to him, the small assessees who have been given time extension for filing GST returns due in March have made their payments in the month of June.
The actual June collection figure will be ascertained in August, he said.
However, for the Kolkata zone, which also comprises Sikkim and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, June collections have increased marginally at ₹1,598.59 crore as compared to ₹1,536.38 crore in 2019.
According to data available with the CGST Kolkata zone office, GST collections in April and May this year was ₹345 crore and ₹745 crore respectively.
Collections in the same two months in 2019 was ₹1,887.70 crore and ₹1,618 crore respectively.
The official said that collections were low in these months in 2020 due to lack of economic activity during the lockdown.
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