Spike in E-Way Bills implies a record rise in GST Collections

Data from S&P Global India’s manufacturing index suggested a further upturn in production volumes for March, based on a survey of 400 producers

April 7, 2022

Government's significant employment of technology-driven monitoring for economic activities, aided the GST collection spike

According to Goods and Service Taxes Network (GSTN), e-way generation has been the highest since November

GST collections have reached INR 1.42 trillion, the highest level so far

The GST Council has created two ministerial groups to focus on GST rate rationalization and improving the indirect tax system's efficiency and productivity

The collection of electronic permits (or e-way tickets/bills) for goods’ shipment within the country shot up to INR 78.1 million in March, indicating Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collections in April could surpass the all-time high seen in March. 

According to official data from Goods and Service Taxes Network (GSTN), the company that processes tax returns, the e-way generation has been the highest since November 2020, and also a reported 13% jump from figures of February this year.

Market experts state that as tax returns for March sales would be filed and paid in April, this could signal a further increase in GST revenue collection during the first month of the new financial year.

Official data from 1st April revealed that GST collections had touched the highest level so far, in March, at INR 1.42 trillion.

The government’s extensive use of technology-driven control of economic activity is one of the reasons that has led to a surge in revenue development. The government has also expanded the scope of the e-invoicing requirement for inter-business transactions from  April 1, to include all enterprises with INR 20 crore in sales or more, as opposed to the previous INR 50 crore.


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