Chandigarh: The Haryana government has recorded a 17.16 percent increase in tax collection at Rs 5,451.82 crore up to June 2012 compared to Rs 4,653.33 crore collected in the corresponding period of the financial year 2011-12, an official said.

Excise and Taxation Minister Kiran Choudhry on Friday said collection of VAT up to June 2012 stood at more than Rs 3,959.18 crore, which is 20.77 percent more as compared to that of the corresponding period of previous year.

As far as Value Added Tax (VAT) plus Central Sales Tax (CST) collection was concerned, more than Rs 4,354.19 crore has been collected by the department during the period, which is 19.49 percent more than the corresponding period of last year, Choudhry said.

The Minister said the Excise and Taxation department has registered 33.64 percent growth in collection of entertainment Tax at more than Rs 11.72 crore during the period.

Passenger and Goods Tax collection was more than Rs 117.68 crore up to June 2012, which was 10.45 percent more as compared to that of the corresponding period of last year, the department said.

The revenue collection under Local Area Development Tax stood at over Rs 7.22 crore up to June 2012.

The Minister said excise collection up to June 2012 was more than Rs 951.03 crore which was 8.71 percent higher as compared to that of the corresponding period of last year.

(Agencies)

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