4th TIOL Tax Congress

New Delhi, 30th September, 2023.

India’s pioneering Forum for deliberations on hot-button taxation, trade and state finance issues – ‘TIOL Tax Congress 2023’ will discuss a large spectrum of burning issues which pain and hurt the industry and trade today and also those which may pop up during the Amrit Kaal. Prominent experts would take a dive into the failing health of States finances; impact of GST on new age digital economy including online gaming and fintech; second-generation reforms in GST; impact of Customs and free trade agreements on global supply chain; faceless regime in income tax and global tax trends on 4th October in New Delhi. 

This one-day Congress will have 5 technical sessions – ‘Taxation of New Age Digital Industry’, ‘State of State Finances’, ‘GST- Second Generation Reforms’, Customs & FTAs impact on supply chain and Income tax including International taxation.

The inaugural session will be addressed by Supreme Court Judge Justice JK Maheshwari, President of CESTAT Justice Dilip Gupta and NITI Ayog Vice-Chairman Mr. Suman K Bery, and Shinjini Kumar, a fintech expert, who will speak on the issue of gender and taxation.

Dr. P. ThiagaRajan, Hon’ble Minister for IT & Digital Services, Tamil Nadu will address one of the most important sessions on ‘State of State Finances’. Another expert who will touch upon this issue will be Mr Ashwani Kumar, Dean of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

The eminent panellists atthe Tax Congress include Mr. N. Venkatraman, Additional Solicitor General of India, Mr. Kamlesh Varshney, Member, SEBI, Mr. Anil Kumar Gupta, Principal DG, DGGI, Mr. Rohit Gupta, Finance Secretary, Rajasthan, Mr. Rajagopal Devara, Addl. Chief Secretary – Revenue, Maharashtra, Mr. M. K. Sinha, CEO, GSTN, Mr. Shashank Priya, Member (GST), CBIC, Mr. Upender Gupta, Chief Commissioner, CGST, Panchkula, Mr V K Garg, former Financial Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab; Mr Pramod Kumar, former VP, ITAT; Mr Pratap Singh, Principal CIT; Mr J B Mohapatra, former CBDT Chairman; Prof Kavita Rao of NIPFP and Mr RadheShyam Sharma, GST Commissioner, Mumbai.

The corporate side wouldbe represented by Mr. Dhiren Shah, Sr Vice President (Taxation), Adani Group, Mr. Vineet Agrawal, Senior Executive VP & Group Head, JSW Group, Mr. Kailash Goleccha, Founder, Amrit Digital Era, Mumbai, Ms. Srinjini Kumar, Co-Founder, SALT and Mr. Nitin Jain, Co-Founder, OfBusiness.

The galaxy of subject-matter and policy experts who will deliberate upon various topics with their public and private sector co-panellists include Mr. Gautam Mehra, Sr. Partner, PwC India, Mr. Akhilesh Ranjan, former Member, CBDT& Advisor to PwC, Dr. Debi Prasad Dash, Advocate & former Pr DG, DRI, CBIC, Mr. Pratik Jain, Partner, Price WaterHouse Co LLP, Mr. Ajay Srivastava, former Addl. Director, DGFT & Founder, Global Trade Research Initiative, Mr. Frank Debets, Managing Partner, Custom & International Trade, PwC WMS Singapore, Mr. Arun Mishra, Consultant –GSTN & former Special Secretary, Govt. of Bihar, Mr. John Joseph, former Member, CBIC and Mr. Badri Narayan, Advoate among others.

Talking about the objective of the Congress, Mr. Shailendra Kumar, Chairman of TIOL Knowledge Foundation, said, “Our aim is to groom India’s thought leadership in economic, trade, taxation and finance domains at global-level. To attain such a goal during the Amrit Kaal, the TIOL Tax Congress has gradually expanded the basket of issues to be deliberated upon for possible policy prescription for the law-makers and the policy-makers at both the Centre and the States. We intend to provide meaningful inputs to the governments for policy reforms in the coming years.”

For this year event, Rajasthan is the State Partner, while PwC India is the Knowledge Partner.