Overall responsibility for operation, managing and advising Indirect Tax work of various Group Companies.
Ensure Compliance of all statutory formalities such as filing of periodical VAT, Service Tax, Professional Tax, Provident Fund returns, Replies and compliance of notices. Ensure availability of road permits and timely issuance/collection of statutory sales tax forms.
Corporate tax planning and advice management for any possible restructuring, which is tax efficient.
Co-ordination with statutory/internal auditors regarding indirect taxation related matters.
Support Operations/Sales team in Indirect tax related matters to optimize indirect taxes. Review and Vetting of agreements, contracts, proposals, bids etc. from Indirect tax point of view. Work closely with business Process owners to identify improvements in processes to reduce tax liability and litigations.
Keep track of latest amendments in indirect taxes & assessing impact of same on company & issuing guidelines to operating staff for ensuring smooth working & ensuring that requisite changes are made to systems & business processes in IT systems.
Attend personal Hearings up to the level of Commissioner of Service Tax, CESTAT & Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, and TRIBUNAL etc. for Adjudication & Appeals.
Co-ordinate for various Audits, Excise audits such as CERA, Commissioner Internal Audit & Audit from Commercial Tax Depts.
Design documentation & internal procedures for day to day working to comply indirect tax legislations viz. VAT, Service Tax, Excise, Entry Tax etc.
Handle indirect tax matters related to de-merger, amalgamation and merger works with respect to various authorities under VAT/CST, Professional Tax, Service Tax, PF/ESI, and Gratuity Acts.
Advise to Management and tax planning & keeping update about all changes in time.