On the other hand, the net indirect tax collection during the period under review fell 11.23 per cent to Rs 3.42 lakh crore, from nearly Rs 3.86 lakh crore in April-August FY20.
“The average gross GST collection in the FY 2020-21 has shown declining trend as compared to the previous financial year. This may be attributed to the Covid-induced lockdown and relief measures extended to the taxpayers by the government by way of waiving the interest, late fee and extending the return filing dates,” Thakur said in his written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
He further stated that concerted efforts have been made by the government to improve tax compliance.
System based analytical tools and system generated red flag reports are being shared with central as well as state tax authorities to take action against tax evaders, the Minister added.