Himachal Excise Department revenue increases by 19 percent in 2022-23

A spokesperson of the Department of State Taxes and Excise informed here today that the department has exceeded the revenue target of Rs. 5130 crore with a collection of Rs. 5343 crore during the financial year 2022-23, registering an increase of 19 percent over the last year. 

The handsome growth in GST collections in 2022-23 has been the result of strong vigilance maintained by the department on a number of fronts and capacity  building of tax officers. The return filing has improved as a result of constant nudging of non-filers. The department has been able to verify 13 lakh e-way bills due to strong presence on the road. The verification of e-way bills has resulted into collection of Rs. 8 Crore by way of penalty. The department imparted training to 400 officers during the year covering different dimensions. 

He said that the department has also taken strong enforcement measures. These measures have improved return filing and return scrutiny and resulted in detection  of GST frauds. The economic intelligence unit wing of the department at state  headquarter has detected 89 cases with GST implication of Rs. 257 Crore during  the year. 

The department will continue to focus on return filing, speedy scrutiny of  returns, timely completion of GST audits and capacity building of the tax officers  with a view to further improve upon its performance. 

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