Friday, June 11, 2010

Conference on Goods and Services Tax

The School of Law, Christ University, in collaboration with Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan, Bangalore, are organizing a conference on the GST on 26 June 2010. Mr. Gautam Chawla of Christ University sends the following invitation, which might be of interest to readers:

The replacement of the state taxes by the Value Added Tax in 2005 marked a significant step forward in the reform of domestic trade taxes in
India. Buoyed by the success of the State VAT, the Centre and the States have now embarked on the design and implementation of the perfect solution alluded to in the Bagchi Report. As announced by the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers in November 2007, the solution is to take the form of a ‘Dual’ Goods and Services Tax (GST), to be levied concurrently by both levels of Government. The Conference is an endeavor to discuss the political, social and economic character of GST and its impact on different sectors of the economy, and households in different social and economic strata of the nation.

The objective of this Conference is to bring about a multidisciplinary discussion on the subject so as to explore the implications of GST in India. Broadly the Conference has been divided into two themes – the Interplay between the State Tax Laws and GST and the Interplay between the Central Tax Laws and GST.

The themes will be discussed in two sessions. Each session will constitute of a Tax practitioner, a Senior Chartered Accountant, a Government Official (Commissioner / Additional commissioner of Sales Tax) and a representative from the Industry (Consulting firms / Manufacturers).


The confirmed speakers include:
v                             Mr. B.T. Manohar, FKCCI Chairman
v                             Mr.S. Venkataramani, Tax practitioner
v                             Mr. Pradeep Singh Kharola, I.A.S,  Commissioner of Commercial Taxes
v                             Mr. V. Raghuraman, Advocate, Partner, Raghuraman & Chythanya, Advocates
v                             Mr. G. Shivadass, Partner, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan, Bangalore
v                             Mr. Nagendra Kumar, LTU Commissioner


The Conference will be held at Christ University Auditorium between 9:30am and 6pm on Saturday, 26 June 2010. Kindly confirm your participation by indicating the number of heads attending latest by Tuesday, 22 June 2010 by emailing at the below mentioned addresses. A nominal registration fee is being charged based on the following table. The registration fee is payable in cash on the Registration Desk between 8:30am and 9:30am on the Conference Day.

Category
Amount
Professionals /  CA’s
Rs. 1500 per delegate
Academicians and Research Scholars
Rs. 1000 per delegate
Students
Rs. 250 per delegate

For registration or any further queries, please feel free to write back or contact the Student Coordinators at:

Prarthna Kedia                                                            Shambhavi
+91 99868 92464                                                        +91 99457 85819

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