The Minister, according to an official statement, enjoined upon
officers of Commercial Taxes department to work with added zeal and dedication
to realize more revenue in the better interests of the state.
He called for a congenial and trader friendly atmosphere to deal
with the dealers adding that without any harassment the process of tax auditing,
assessments and inspections should continue unabated to get greater tax revenue.
He also called for creating discipline and order like in civil
courts to deal with cases of dealers. He said he will be personally inspecting
various circles of the department to ensure close monitoring of the performance
The meeting was informed that the commercial taxes department has
realized a revenue of Rs. 695.58 crore up to October this year against a target
of Rs 826.13 crore for the current financial year.
The revenue realized during the last fiscal was to the tune of
only Rs. 688 crore.
It was informed that Rs. 301.22 crore has been realized against
Value Added Tax (VAT) and Rs. 394.36 crore on account of General Sales Tax (GST)
which includes works contract, liquor, ATF and other services. The department
has conducted 968 inspections upto October this year and recovered a revenue of
Rs. 20.19 lakh as penalty from the dealers for violating the VAT rules.
Meanwhile, about 750 industrial units have been granted remission
of Rs. 4.39 crore by the department during the same period. It was stated that
the revenue realized under GST has been to the tune of Rs. 5.77 crore and Rs. 88
lakh under VAT arrears. In addition, 3089 seizer cases have been penalized and a
fine of Rs. 63.95 lakh recovered from these.
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