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The Tax Practice Group at Luthra & Luthra provides comprehensive advice and contemporary tax solutions to its clients. Well equipped to render solution based advice on direct as well as indirect taxation issues, the inter-disciplinary team at the Tax Practice Group comprises of Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries and Tax Specialists. This places the Tax Practice Group in a unique position to effectively guide clients on challenging tax issues in a holistic manner.

The Tax Practice Group advises several overseas, domestic and multinational clients operating in diverse sectors including auto-ancillary industry, automobile, aviation, hospitality, Information Technology, infrastructure projects, investment funds, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical sector, retail, real estate, and telecommunications. Armed with more than 100+ years of experience on various taxation matters including experience in policy formulation positions, the Tax Practice Group also has hands on experience of carrying through its advice to implementation and successful defense of such advice before Tax Authorities and Courts. The Tax Practice Group has also pioneered out of the box thinking to provide innovative solutions for tax optimization and risk mitigation. The Group has been successful in defending many of its clients at various fora including the Commissioner of Appeals, Dispute Resolution Panels, Income Tax Appellate Tribunals, Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, High Courts, etc.

The Direct Tax Group has been involved in a host of cross border taxation issues, including structuring of inbound and outbound investments to optimize tax incidence, advising clients on several withholding and transfer pricing related issues in respect of transactions undertaken / proposed to be undertaken, undertaking comprehensive due diligence and identifying areas of risk, representing multi-national clients at various appellate fora, including the Commissioner of Appeals, Dispute Resolution Panels, Income Tax Appellate Tribunals, High Courts, advising clients in connection with Mutual Agreement Procedures, Authority for Advance Rulings, etc. The Group also has significant experience in addressing matters pertaining to corporate tax issues for its domestic clients.

The Indirect Tax Group has been involved in a number of transaction structuring exercises in order to optmise the tax incidence and also to prevent leakage of taxes, undertaking comprehensive health checks, advising clients on complex indirect tax issues, representing clients at various appellate forums including the Commissioner of Appeals, Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellant Tribunal, etc.