Apr 10, 2019
Direct tax collection may fall short of Rs 50,000 cr in FY'19: Official
The government has fallen short of Rs 50,000 crore in its direct tax collection target of Rs 12 lakh crore for 2018-19, said a senior finance ministry official Tuesday. The shortfall in direct tax mop-up coupled with lower Goods and Services Tax (GST) realisation may have implications on fiscal deficit, which the government has pegged at 3.4 per cent of the GDP. "Direct tax collection for 2018-19 is around Rs 11.5 lakh crore," the official said.