Direct Tax Services

Cross border tax advisory

We assist in building the overall tax strategy for cross border transactions keeping in view the changing dynamics of Indian tax legislation. We assist with the review and analysis of the commercial and inter-company agreements, review of the tax positions analyzing risk exposure and strategies for mitigation of risks. We provide advisories on the basis of detailed analysis and review of the tax treaties of India with relevant nations depending on your business needs.

Transfer pricing

We assist our clients in building and managing a robust transfer pricing policy and compiling of their transfer pricing documentation that is aligned to the global transfer pricing approach, keeping the requirements laid by BEPS guidelines in purview. Our services also include assistance in relation to Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) scheme, Safe Harbour rule and the documentation and bench-marking study as per Indian transfer pricing regulations.

Expatriate taxation

We provide support services covering the complete assignment cycle of expatriate employees, including review of secondment agreements, building up of tax efficient remuneration structure, registration with authorities like taxation, FRRO, etc., Social Security compliances, filing of income tax returns, obtaining Income Tax Clearance Certificate etc.

Tax due diligence and health checks

We conduct due diligence examining the applicability of various provisions of direct taxes to a given situation, eligibility of tax exemptions and deductions taken/proposed to be taken by the client. We review compliance status in form of statutory returns filed/ records and documentation maintained by the company, identify the tax exposures due to non-compliance or incorrect tax positions and inefficiencies and further identify and evaluate the tax optimization opportunities.

Tax litigation management

Our tax litigation specialists assist in management of tax litigation as well as in building of strategies that could help avoid conflict with Indian revenue or appellate authorities. Our litigation team that comprises of ex-revenue member as well as ex-Big4 experts from litigation practice, bring in their vast experience to guide the clients on litigation matters. We provide representation services led by our partners who closely monitor and remain involved at each stage of tax litigation including drafting and submitting replies/appeals, appearing before the revenue officers, first and second level appellate authorities and the subsequent higher authorities including High Court and Supreme Court as well by assisting senior counsels in representing.
Further our services also include diagnostic review of litigation history and assistance in litigation risk analysis, assistance in evaluating sustainability of tax positions and taking remedial actions.