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Partner: ICAI-CMA
Chief Guest: Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Adviser to Finance Minister
In the current economic environment it is imperative to implement tax reforms and improve tax administration to reverse the deceleration in industrial and economic growth in India. Government has assured to expedite this process.is organizing a National Conference on 24th August 2013 at Kolkata on Goods & Services Tax (GST), Reforms in tax administration and issues in New SERVICE TAX Regime.
ASSOCHAM is 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. Therefore, to provide clarity on the important service tax issues, to update the industry about the present scenario on GST and essential tax administrative reforms, ASSOCHAM Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Adviser to Finance Minister has agreed to be the Chief Guest and Inaugurate the Conference.  
The Conference Aims At:
  • Updating Participants on the current status of GST
  • Highlight the issues in tax administration which require urgent reform
  • Sharing of knowledge and experience on new Service Tax Regime and discuss unresolved significant issues
  • Provide real time clarity to the participants from senior tax administrators and advisor to the Finance Minister on the above aspects
  • Direct feedback to the Government on issues raised by participants during the Conference relating to industry segments to seek resolution.
Issues To Be Discussed
  • This national Conference will cover the following topics among others:
  • Current Status of GST preparation in India
  • Issues for consideration under GST
  • Urgent reforms required in tax administration
  • Unresolved issues in new service tax regime including on definition of service, place of provisions of service, point of taxation, reverse charge and cenvat credit, negative list and exemptions
  • Double taxation of declared services
  • Service Tax Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme (VCES), 2013
  • Prosecution, Non bailable offences & Power to Arrest
  • How to handle Audit, Investigation, Search and Inquiry by multiple wings of Service Tax and Excise department
  • Recent Judgments on Service Tax favouring Assessees 
The conference will be addressed by the senior Govt. officials including Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Adviser to Finance Minister, Ms. Kameswari Subramanian, Chief Commissioner Central Excise & Service Tax, Kolkata and Shri K K Jaiswal, Commissioner Service Tax, Kolkata-I. Apart from the Govt. officials the Conference will also see eminent experts from Tax professions including Shri Nihal Kothari, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Indirect Tax and Shri J K Mittal, Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Indirect Tax who will be delivering presentations on the issues listed above. The details of other speakers will be informed to you shortly. Meanwhile, we would like to request you to kindly block your diaries for this important conference.
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, CMA and other related professionals.

Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Fee: 3000/- per participant including Service Tax (10% discount for two and 20% for three or more persons from the same organization. The fee is inclusive of refreshment & lunch.)

The fee is inclusive of refreshment & lunch.