CHARTER: OBJECTIVES


IMPROVEMENT

ITRAF will work towards Improving the International Tax Ecosystem in India focused on principles of equity, certainty, convenience, harmony and economy through in–depth economic and statistical research and analysis

UNBIASED

ITRAF will seek to be an Independent, Unbiased Forum for meaningful public debates to enhance tax policy formulation and administration.

LEADERSHIP

ITRAF will provide Thought Leadership to ensure tax policies synchronise with changing technology and business landscape.

ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS

ITRAF will focus on the Economic Implications of Tax Policies and work towards ensuring that the tax policies are designed to create a level playing field for business enterprises undertaking international business in various forms.

INSIGHT

ITRAF will provide Insights on Tax Policies with a view to usher in ease of compliance for tax payers.

RECOGNIZED

Be recognized, within India and internationally, as an independent and exclusive forum for tax policy research, analysis and support.

APPROACH



A

Conduct Research and Analysis on important tax matters including those relevant to India:

  1. Undertaking extensive economic and statistical studies on multiple aspects of taxation rules and regulations in India including examining their appropriateness and completeness.
  2. Benchmarking the taxation rules and regulations in India with other countries and to highlight the impact of tax policies on global competitiveness of business enterprises.
  3. Studying the efficacy of tax regulations and incentives on the Indian economy and suggesting changes for realizing India’s economic potential and enhancing global competitiveness.
  4. Examining and suggesting measures for removing taxpayers’ challenges in compliance and adverse perceptions; enabling efficient tax administration reforms; and preventing tax evasion.

B

Generate the impact analysis of direct and indirect tax regulations in India which affect trade, commerce and industry in the context of:

  1. Technology Disruption and Changing Business Models.
  2. Enhancing the Global Competitiveness of Indian industry.
  3. Tax Administration and Governance around areas like litigation and ease of compliance.
  4. Implementation of emerging and progressive tax regimes like Goods and Service Tax.
  5. Other matters impacting the economics of tax policies and administration.

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Structure of ITRAF

Dr. Parthasarathi Shome – Chairman.

Research Committee members – Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Chairman. Other members – Mr.Mukesh Butani, Mr. K. R. Sekar and Mr. Padamchand Khincha.

Finance Committee members – Mr. Suresh C. Senapaty, Chairman. Other members – Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai, Mr. K. R. Sekar, Mr. Padamchand Khincha
and Mr. Indraneel Roy Chaudhary.

Dr. Parthasarathi Shome

Chairman,
ITRAF and Head of Research Committee.

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Suresh C Senapaty

Head of Finance Committee, ITRAF.

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T. V. Mohandas Pai

Chairman,
Manipal Global Education

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Mukesh Butani

Managing Partner,
BMR Legal

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K. R. Girish

Founder,
K R Girish & Associates

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H. Padamchand Khincha

Partner,
H C khincha & Co.

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S. Krishnan

International Tax Consultant

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Indraneel Roy Chaudhury

Partner,
Tax & Regulatory Services,
PricewaterhouseCoopers

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K. R. Sekar

Partner,
Deloitte Haskins & Sells

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P. V. Srinivasan

Former Head of Taxation, Wipro Limited

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  • "Think Tank for International Tax Research Launched."
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Location

ITRAF, Grace Towers ,
4th Floor ( Above Navnit Motors ) ,
70 Millers Road ,
Bengaluru , Karnataka 560052 .

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