CA Avinash Poddar
  • Currently practicing, as an Advocate, in the field of Indirect Taxes, Commercial Laws and Cyber Crime.
  • Associated with M/s ASHVA Legal Advisors LLP, Attorneys and Advocates as Founder Partner and M/s. AAP & Co., Chartered Accountants, as a Senior Consultant.
  • Author of various books on Indirect Taxes
  • Promoter of TARUN Group who is actively involved into software and is pioneer in the field of Digital Certificates and cloud based taxation software.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  • Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Completed various certified courses of ICAI such as Arbitration, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection, Valuation, IFRS, Indirect Taxes.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime (PGCCL).
  • Currently pursuing PhD. Research subject is “Convergence of Excise, Service Tax and VAT into Goods & Service Tax (GST) and Its Likely Impact on the Industries of Gujarat State“

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :

  • He has completed Chartered Accountancy (CA) in 2000 with excellent academic record.
  • He is having rich experience of more than 16 years as a practicing Chartered Accountant in Direct Taxes as well as Indirect Taxes.
  • Presently he is practising as an Advocate.

AREA OF WORKING & SPECIALISATION:

  • Practicing in the field of Indirect Taxation (Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax and VAT)
  • Specialised in Representing for litigation works pertaining to Indirect Taxation
    • Before Commissioner (Appeals)
    • Before Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)
    • Before Settlement Commission
    • Before Authority for Advance Ruling Authority

PROFESSIONAL& OTHER MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Chief Patron Member of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
  • Patron Member of South Gujarat Production Council
  • Member of Gujarat Bar Council
  • Life Member of Bombay Chartered Accountants Society
  • Life Member of Chamber of Tax Consultants
  • Life Member of Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA)
  • Life Member of All India Federation of Tax Practitioners.
  • Life Member of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
  • Member of Certified Fraud Examiners India Chapter
  • Member of Certified Internal Auditor Mumbai Chapter
  • Member of Lions Club of Surat Samarpan
  • Member of Agrawal Professionals Association, Surat.
  • Member of Anuvrat Dwar CPE Surat Study Circle of ICAI.

SOCIAL AND OTHER INVOLVEMENTS:

  • Convenor of Study Group on GST formed by ICAI for South Gujarat.
  • Vice Chairman of Excise and Service Tax Committee of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
  • Member of VAT and GST Committee of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
  • Associated for social activity as active member and past president of Lions Club of Surat Parle Point.
  • President of Agrawal Professionals Association.
  • Past Convenor of Anuvrat Dwar Surat CPE Study Circle for the year 2015-16. Study Circle awarded “Highly Commendable Study Circle” by WIRC of ICAI for 2015-16.
  • Founder Trustee of Agarwal Pragati Trust, Surat

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

  • He has authored few books
    • Glimpses of GST” published by CCH India, a Wolters Kluwer Business.
    • GST Saral Samjhuti in Gujarati” published by SBD Publications, Ahmedabad.
    • Service Tax Law Practice and Procedure” published by Bharat Law House
    • Service Tax Made Simple” published by Bharat Law House
    • Service Tax Ready Reckoner” published by Bharat Law House
    • Appeals and Litigation in Indirect Tax” published by CCH India, a Wolters Kluwer Business
    • Indirect Tax Manual” published by CCH India, a Wolters Kluwer Business)
    • Audit, Investigation and Prosecution under Indirect Taxes” published by CCH India, a Wolters Kluwer Business)
    • Gujarati Book on service tax named “Service Tax Margdarshan” published by SBD Publications
    • Service Tax Book in Hindi” published by Bharat Law House
  • Authored a motivational book titled Unleash Your Hidden Potential going to be released soon internationally.
  • He has delivered lectures at various Study Circle, Branch Meetings, Various Seminars and also at National Conferences.
  • He writes articles for various newsletters on regular basis.
  • Has launched a site www.avinashpoddar.com for updates about the service tax and the most important feature of the said portal is Replying to the queries related to Service Tax and GST.
  • Releasing weekly a newsletter, Avinash Poddar’s Communique, which carries the case laws, articles, etc. on Indirect Taxes and is being sent to more than 50000 members.
  • Recently launched a portal www.gstclub.in with the intention of creating an interaction platform for professionals, corporates and tax payers about GST. This portal has features such as creating a Public Forum, Post Articles related to GST and Ask queries relating to GST from the GST Club team.
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