Tax collection: Commercial taxes department to get aggressive
April, 11th 2014
Commercial taxes department is all set to be aggressive for tax collection. It has projected a revenue collection target of Rs 22,900 crore during the current financial year.
The figure may be revised once the full-fledged state budget is presented in the state Assembly in June, said a senior official of the department requesting anonymity.
The department has collected a revenue of Rs 19,671 crore during the current financial year. It is 11.3% more than the Rs 17,670 crore targeted revenue. The department has been able to achieve more than the target due to computerization and other reforms, said an official of the department.
The state government has roped in a global financial consultancy firm, Deloitte with an aim to increase the productivity of its offices across the state. The entire project is funded by Department for International Development (DFID).
The idea is to improve governance. The project, which has already entered Phase -II of its implementation, has been undertaken under Strengthening Performance Management in Governance (SPMG).
In the first phase, departments like PWD and revenue were covered. This time several other departments have also been added. The firm is likely to submit its report by end of the current calendar year, said a source.