Indirect Taxation

Practice Area

Advisory Services

The advent of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has opened a new chapter in the history of India’s fiscal policy. With a new system of compliance, persons engaged in the field of manufacturing, distribution and sale of goods and services are now faced with an unprecedented single integrated indirect tax regime. Our indirect tax team who have more than 3 decades of experience in the domain of central and state indirect taxes have rich experience in not only advisory and compliance services, but also in helping clients migrate to the new tax regime, having previously assisted clients when the value added tax regime replaced the sales tax regime for the sale of goods. We are advisors to some of the leading information technology, fashion and jewellery, food and beverage and manufacturing companies on the subject of indirect taxes.

Dispute Resolution

Our indirect tax team works closely with our litigation team to resolve complex and often high stake litigations involving tax liabilities. We provide representation before quasi judicial authorities, tribunals, High Court and Supreme Court of India in all kinds of indirect tax disputes. Our combined efforts have often culminated in jurisprudence that addresses many complex issues in indirect taxes. Significant representations include,

  • Represented an infrastructure company in a writ action for judicial review of an executive circular on the adjustment of deduction of tax at source under the Karnataka Value Added Tax Act, 2003.
  • Secured a favourable order from the Karnataka High Court for the rate of tax applicable to masala powder under the Karnataka Value Added Tax Act, 2003. This resulted in substantial relief for masala powder manufacturers in the State of Karnataka.

Represented an automobile dealer before the Supreme Court of India in a litigation involving deduction of credit notes from taxable turnover and secured a favourable outcome.