Senior Partner, Bengaluru
Ravi currently heads the Indirect Tax practice of the firm at Bangalore and Kolkata. Ravi has been handling the indirect tax vertical within the firm during the past 18 years
About Ravi Raghavan
Ravi has been assisting clients on all aspects of indirect tax and allied laws ensuring that the solutions are sound from legal and accounting perspectives. He has been handling advisory and litigation matters in indirect taxation during his tenure with the firm. He has handled tax compliance reviews for many multi-national and public-sector enterprises and is actively engaged in resolving major indirect tax disputes for the clients.
His rich exposure to issues of manufacturers, traders and service providers particularly in iron and steel, automobile, textile, petroleum, FMCG, electronic, banking & finance, energy, information technology, e-commerce sectors enables him to provide practical and holistic solutions, which are tax efficient.
He assists clients with advisory work to ensure compliance of the indirect tax law and has been instrumental in hand holding major clients on the implementation of the Goods & Services Tax law. Ravi with his rich experience and presence also represents the clients before various quasi-judicial and judicial bodies including Commissioners, Tribunal, Advance Ruling Authority, Settlement Commission and High Courts. His presence before authorities in various States gives has given him wide recognition by the Courts and also given him upto date knowledge on the latest in the indirect tax law.
He has expertise in handling complex indirect tax issues involving classification, valuation, input tax credit eligibility, etc. both as part of litigation and advisory practise involving multinational companies, large domestic companies including all the major Public Sector companies.
He regularly delivers lectures in different fora on various topics relating to indirect taxes. Ravi has been co-opted as a member of the Economic Affairs and Taxation Sub-committee which is part of the CII, Eastern Region and is a regular participant.
Before joining LKS, Ravi was serving the Government of India in the O/o Accountant General (Audit) and (A&E) for almost 16 years in various areas. During his tenure in the Government he was part of the Revenue Audit Team (for 7 years) involved in audit of central excise, sales tax and income tax assessments.
University of Bangalore
Bachelor of Commerce
University of Madras
Masters in Commerce
University of Delhi
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