Jul 11, 2019
Direct tax collection target fixed at Rs 13.35 lakh crore
The government has re-calibrated and fixed the direct taxes collection target for this financial year at Rs 13.35 lakh crore, a task that the CBDT chief said is difficult but achievable. He also said that the government can only think of further "lowering" corporate tax rates once the exemptions and deductions in this sector are phased out. "In the last revised estimates, our target (for 2019-20 financial year) was fixed as Rs 13.78 lakh crore which appeared to be rather unrealistic because it was showing an increase of almost 24 per cent year-on-year. This is the submission we made while budget deliberations were going on," CBDT Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody told PTI.