Dinesh is an Associate Partner with the Indirect Tax practice of BDO India. He is based out Kochi office and has over 25 years of varied experience and also spearheads thought-leadership and Learning & Development initiatives.
He has specialization in Central Excise, Service tax, VAT, Customs and Foreign trade policy, Free Trade Agreements, etc. Dinesh has 20 years of industry experience in large conglomerates in senior level and also possesses 5 years consulting experience in large consulting firm. He has undertaken indirect tax advisory and compliance services across industry verticals, including Auto & Auto components, Engineering, Telecom, Chemicals & Fertiliser, Food, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Insurance, Cement, Mining.
Dinesh has been in the forefront of VAT projects during 2005-07 and GST projects in 2013-17 and has experience in dealing with challenges associated with implementation and designing tailor-made solutions. He has also handled SEZ and STPI related advisory, compliance and implementation.
The Authority for Advance Rulings recently considered the applicability of goods and services tax (GST) on expense reimbursements in the case of 'pure agents' – a key concept when evaluating taxable services, particularly for tax exemption claims in respect of expense reimbursements and applicable GST. While rulings are binding only on the taxpayer that raises the question, they carry persuasive value in identical situations.