Direct tax collection Rs 3.37 lakh crore in year 2008-09
April, 28th 2009
The direct tax collection during the last fiscal year 2008-09 was to the tune of Rs 3.37 lakh crore against Rs 3.12 lakh crore in financial year of 2007-08, a top revenue official said on Monday.
"The tax collection was, however, short of budgetary estimates of Rs.3.45 lakh crore. Similarly, the indirect tax collection was Rs 2.65 lakh crore as against Rs 2.81 lakh crore in previous year, Secretary, Department of Revenue, New Delhi, P V Bhide told reporters.
Bhide, who was here to attend the passing out of 61st batch of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), said the cut in duty taxes reduced the indirect tax collection.
Speaking at the valedictory function of induction course of 61st batch, Bhide called upon the young officers to be honest and strive for tax administration while their primary responsiblity is tax collection.
Treat the income tax assessee as a client and not a criminal, he advised. The new tax code was being readied and would be brought in soon, he said.
Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), S S N Moorthy, Director General of NADT, N P Singh and other officials were present.