The revenue department refunded Rs 43,409 crore in customs, excise duty and service tax refunds in April-February this fiscal, which was 27.4% higher than that in the same period last year, the government said today.
The department had refunded Rs 37,049 crore in the same period of 2012-13.
Service tax refund was at Rs 2,111 crore during the period under review this fiscal, against Rs 1,328 crore in the year-ago period. Custom tax refund was also higher at Rs 18,144 crore this fiscal, against Rs 14,867 crore last year, according to a Finance Ministry's release.
Central excise duty refund in April-February FY14 was 19.5% higher at Rs 23,154 crore compared to Rs 17,884 in the same period of last fiscal.
Government's indirect tax collection target for 2013-14 is Rs 5.19 lakh crore as per the Revised Budget Estimate.