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India collects record $238.78 billion direct tax in FY24 

India’s net collection of direct taxes recorded a growth of 17.70%

India collects record $238.78 billion direct tax in FY24 
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India’s net direct tax collections in the financial year 2023-24 grew by 17.70% to reach 19.58 trillion ($238.78 billion) compared to 16.64 trillion ($202.93 billion) in the previous financial year, the ministry of finance said.

The net direct tax collections (provisional) for the past year even exceeds the Union budget estimates (BE) by 1.35 trillion ($16.46 billion) or 7.40%.

In India, direct taxes including tax on income, property, corporate activities, wealth assets, gifts, security transactions and capital gains levied on people are directly paid by an individual to the government without mediators.

The budget estimates for direct tax revenue in the Union budget for FY 2023- 24 were at 18.23 trillion ($222.56 billion). The figures were later revised and were estimated to be 19.45 trillion ($237.20 billion).

The government in its interim budget presented on 1 February this year had raised the target for direct tax collections in FY24 to 19.45 trillion or $237.20 billion.

The gross collection (provisional) of direct Taxes (before adjusting for refunds) for the FY 2023-24 stands at 23.37 trillion ($285 billion) showing a growth of 18.48% over the gross collection of 19.72 trillion ($240.49) billion in FY 2022-23.

The gross corporate tax collection (provisional) in FY 2023-24 reached 11.32 trillion ($138.05) billion with a growth of 13.06% over the gross corporate tax collection of 10 trillion ($121.95 billion) of the preceding year. The net corporate tax collection (provisional), on the other hand, showed a growth of 10.26% over the previous year, increasing from 8.26 trillion ($100.73 billion) to 9.11 trillion ($111.10). 

In personal income tax category, the gross net sum for FY 2023-24 reached to 12.01 trillion ($146.28 billion) and has shown a growth of 24.26% over the collection of 9.67 trillion ($118.05 billion) of the preceding year.

While in net terms, it grew to 10.44 trillion ($127.32 billion) with a growth rate of 25.23% over the collection of 8.33 trillion ($101.59 billion) of the preceding year.

The government had earlier issued tax direct refunds of 3.79 trillion ($46.22 billion) for FY 2023-24 showing an increase of 22.74% over the refunds of 3.09 trillion ($37.68 billion) issued in FY 2022-23.


Javaid Naikoo is a senior correspondent at Press Insider. A seasoned and analytical journalist, Javaid covers economy and policy from New Delhi. He has reported on politics, business and social issues in the past, and also has a keen interest in photojournalism. His compelling words and art have appeared across domestic and global publications. More

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