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.
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
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.