India Official: Last Fiscal Year Indirect Tax Revenue
April, 21st 2010
India is likely to exceed its indirect tax revenue target by INR12 billion to INR15 billion for the year that ended March 31, V. Sridhar, chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs said Wednesday.
India had cut the indirect tax revenue collection target to INR2.44 trillion from INR2.69 trillion after it slashed service tax rates and factory levies to cushion the economy from the global financial crisis.
The government forecasts indirect tax revenue to grow 29% to INR3.15 trillion this fiscal year starting April 1.
"This fiscal year's target is stiff, but I think we should be able to meet it due to the recent increase in some tax (rates)," Sridhar told Dow Jones Newswires.
The government raised a factory-gate tax to 10% from 8% in the federal budget presented Feb. 26 and restored a 5% import tax on crude oil as it started rolling back stimulus measures.