Net tax revenue for the first eight months reached NT$1.17 trillion (US$35.22 billion), an increase of NT$89 billion or 8.2 percent from the same period last year, a financial official said yesterday.
Of the increased figure, income tax saw an increase of NT$55.3 billion, securities transaction tax increased NT$28.1 billion, land value increment tax gained NT$4.1 billion and business tax increased NT$4 billion, while commodity tax decreased NT$5.7 billion and estate and gift taxes slid NT$2.6 billion.
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An extra NT$60 billion above the projected amount is expected this year, she said.
Net tax revenue for last month reached NT$98 billion, up 13.3 percent or NT$11.5 billion from last year's August figure, Lee said.
Of the total figure, securities transaction tax revenue reached NT$14.9 billion, an increase of NT$8.5 billion over last year, with an annual growth rate of 134.1 percent.
Commodity tax hit NT$16.1 billion, increasing NT$2.9 billion from the figure from last August, with an annual growth rate of 21.8 percent, Lee said.
Meanwhile, income tax decreased NT$1.5 billion and estate and gift tax slid NT$800 million from last August, she said.