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The Union Budget 2014-15 will be presented in the Parliament on 10th July 2014. Since this will be the first budget by the new Government, there could be shift in the direction of tax policy and tax structure which may have impact on all tax payers and significant impact on certain businesses. The Tax Administration Reform Commission has also submitted its first report and some of its recommendations may find place in the Budget proposals. Government may also announce long term tax reform initiatives like implementation of GST and taxation of cross border transactions and investments.  
 
In order to bring greater awareness about the new tax proposals in the Union Budget 2014-15 and to provide clarifications across the table to all stakeholders, ASSOCHAM is organizing a National Conference on Post Budget Discussion as per the following schedule:
Time / Date / Venue

City
Date
Time
Venue
New Delhi
Thursday,
17th July, 2014
09.30 am - 4.30 pm
Hotel Le- Meridien
New Delhi
Mumbai
Saturday,
19th July, 2014
09.30 am - 4.30 pm
Hotel Four Seasons
Worli, Mumbai

We have invited Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance to Inaugurate the Conferences in both the cities. The Conference will also be addressed by the senior officials from CBEC, CBDT and Tax Department in New Delhi & Mumbai. The Chief Commissioner & Commissioners Service Tax Mumbai have already consented to address and the confirmation from CBEC & CBDT is likely to be received shortly. 
Speakers Invited From Government
  • Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance
  • Shri R K Tewari, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
  • Smt. J. M. Shanti Sundharam, Chairperson, Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC)
  • Shri V.S. Krishnan, Chief Commissioner Central Excise & Service Tax, Mumbai Zone I
  • Shri S. K. Solanki, Commissioner Service Tax, Mumbai – I
  • Shri R Sekar, Commissioner Service Tax, Mumbai – II
Other Speakers Include
  • Mr. Ved Jain, Chairman, National Council on Direct Taxes, ASSOCHAM (New Delhi)
  • Mr. Rahul Garg, Co- chairman, National Council on Direct Taxes, ASSOCHAM (New Delhi)
  • Mr. S.P. Singh, Co- chairman, National Council on Direct Taxes, ASSOCHAM (New Delhi)
  • Mr. Sandeep Chaufla, Executive Director, PwC (New Delhi)
  • Mr. Rajiv Anand, Partner- Direct Taxes, Deloitte (New Delhi)
  • Ms. Saloni Roy, Senior Director- Indirect Tax, Deloitte (New Delhi)
  • Mr. Rakesh Nangia, Managing Partner, Nangia & Co.(New Delhi)
  • Mr. R Sridhar, Corporate Director-Tax, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (New Delhi)
  • Mr. M. Lakshminarayanan, Chairman, National Council on International Taxes, ASSOCHAM (Mumbai)
  • Mr. Nihal Kothari, Chairman, National Council on Indirect Taxes, ASSOCHAM (Mumbai)
  • Mr. J. K. Mittal, Co- chairman, National Council on Indirect Taxes, ASSOCHAM (Mumbai)
  • Mr. Prashant Deshpande, Partner- Indirect Taxes, Deloitte (Mumbai)
  • Mr. C. A. Gupta, Partner- Direct Taxes, Deloitte (Mumbai)
  • Mr. Vishal J Shah, Executive Director, PwC (Mumbai)
Other speaker’s detail shall be informed shortly
 
These conferences are intended to disseminate knowledge about tax proposals in the budget, their implication on different sectors and highlight any hardships in their implementation. These events will be of extreme importance to all tax payers.  
 
ASSOCHAM has always been a frontrunner in disseminating vital information and taking the cause of the member of trade and industry to the government, especially in the case of taxation related matters. These national level conferences will see experts cover the following topics:
  • Implications of the direct and indirect tax proposals in the Union Budget 2014-15
  • Impact of the proposed changes in the tax administration
  • Budget proposals which may have adverse impact on some of the sectors/ tax payers and suggestions to remove hardships
Who Should Attend
 
CEOs, CFOs, Finance / Accounts / Legal Executives, Senior Auditors and Financial Professionals / Consultants, Service providers and manufacturing availing CENVAT credit, Exporters of services, Users of services provided in India or abroad,  Middle & Senior Level executives dealing in Indirect Taxes in the corporate world as well as the practicing CA, CS, CWA and other related professionals.

Registration Fees: 

  • Rs. 4,000/- per participant, per city including Service Tax (10% discount for two and 20% discount on three or more persons from the same organization. )