Series of National Seminar on SERVICE TAX

26 May - 11 June, 2015, Pune, Chennai, New Delhi & Hyderabad

About the Event  | Registration Form

Service Tax has been expanding in India so as the difficulties faced by the members of trade & industry. This year several changes have been made by the Government to expand service tax with a view to introduce GST in the near future. Therefore it is important for the members of the trade and industry to know the implication of such changes. ASSOCHAM to disseminate information and for discussion on both these aspects has planned a series of seminar as per the schedule below:






20th May, 2015

9.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.

Hotel Le-Meridien
Raja Bahadur Mill Road
Behind Pune Railway Station


26th May, 2015

9.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.

Hotel The Accord Metropolitan
G N Chetty Road, T Nagar 


3rd June, 2015

9.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.

Hotel Le-Meridien
Windsor Place, Janpath Road


11th June, 2015

9.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.

Hotel Park Hyatt
Road Number 2, Banjara Hills

The Seminars Aim At

  • Sharing of knowledge and experience on the Service Tax related issues 
  • To provide real time clarity to the participants from senior tax administrators on the provisions of new service tax regime.
  • Direct feedback to the Government on issues raised at the Seminars by participants from various industry segments and professionals and seek resolution.

Issues to be Discussed

These national level Seminars will cover the following topics:

  • Implication of higher rate of tax & Swachh Bharat Cess
  • Confusion about credit of accumulated Education Cess
  • Expansion of Service Tax on new activities/services
  • Taxes on Reimbursable Expenditure – A New Scheme
  • New area of Exemption under Service Tax
  • Streamlining Abatement under Service Tax
  • Reverse Charge changes- Implications
  • Implication of changes in Cenvat Credit
  • Registration and Digital Records – Government Schemes and Practical situations
  • Expansion of Advance Ruling
  • Penalties Provisions – New scheme & its implications
  • Budget Upsetting Judgments & Minimal Reform in Tax Administration

Speakers Invited from Government

  • Shri S. Ramesh, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Chennai
  • Shri A K Gupta, Chief Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax, Delhi
  • Smt. R. Shakuntala, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Hyderabad
  • Shri Rajesh Pandey, Commissioner (Appeal), Pune
  • Smt. Sungita Sharma, Commissioner Central Excise, Pune III
  • Shri Sanjay Kr. Agarwal, Commissioner of Service Tax, Chennai

Other Speakers

  • Mr. Sumit Dutt Majumder, Former Chairman, Centre Board of Excise & Customs (New Delhi)
  • Mr. J K Mittal, Co-Chairman, National Council on Indirect Taxes, ASSOCHAM (All four cities)
  • Mr. Waman Parkhi, Partner, KPMG (Pune)
  • Mr. Gaurav Trilokchandani, Director - Tax and Regulatory, Ernst & Young LLP (Pune)
  • Mr. K Vaitheeswaran, Advocate & Consultant, K Vaitheeswaran & Co. (Chennai)
  • Mr. Rajendra Kumar P, Sr. Partner, Sanjiv Shah& Associates (Chennai)
  • Mr. Bimal Jain, Partner, A2Z TAXCORP LLP (New Delhi)
  • Mr. B Shankar, Senior Advisor, Ernst & Young (Hyderabad)
  • Mr. Abhinav Srivastava, Director- Indirect Taxes, KPMG (Hyderabad)

(Details of the other experts shall be informed shortly)

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: 

  • Delegate Fees: 4000/- per participant, per city including Service Tax to meet the cost. (10% discount for two & 20% for three or more persons from the same organization)