The tax collection from Mumbai grew 20% to Rs 67,426 crore in the current financial year till December 11 over the corresponding period
last year. Mumbai accounts for 35-40% of the country's total tax collection. Addressing a press conference on Friday, I-T chief commissioner in Mumbai PC Chhotray said if the collection from securities transaction tax (STT) was factored into the calculation, growth in tax collection would be 16.9%.
STT collection has gone down by 15% to Rs 4,333 crore from Rs 5,099 crore in a year ago period. This is understandable, in view of the sluggish trend in the stock market, Mr Chhotray said. He said the tax collection from banks, both domestic and foreign, has gone up substantially.
Infrastructure and engineering industries are the other sectors that recorded impressive growth in tax outgo. "The third installment of advance tax payments in December is critical as this clearly would indicate the profits and tax outgo of the corporate as well as the tax collection of the department," he added.
Mr Chhotray said a growing concern for the I-T department is non-payment of proper advance tax. Instead of paying advance tax in four installments, many taxpayers opt to pay less tax during the year and adjust the balance tax dues as self assessment tax at the end of the year, he added.