JSA’s clientele comprises both domestic and international corporations, operating in Export Oriented Units, Software Technology Parks, Free Trade Zones and Special Economic Zones. We have advised our clients on structuring and streamlining of their operations in order to achieve tax efficiency and compliance.
JSA advises clients across a wide spectrum of tax and regulatory laws including those related to excise, customs, service tax, value added tax / central sales tax and goods and service tax proposed to be introduced in India in the year 2010.
The Firm advises on various key issues such as:
- Classification of goods under Excise & Customs Tariffs;
- Eligibility for various exemptions & concessions;
- Determining arm’s length price in case import transactions are between related group entities;
- Levy of anti-dumping and safeguards duties both for & against;
- Availing of various export incentives under the Foreign Trade Policy;
- Liability for Service Tax under agreements entered with group or other service providers; and
- VAT implications on the supply chains
We appear before diverse adjudicating authorities including Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (‘CESTAT’), State VAT Tribunals, the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
We advise clients on Income-tax including non-resident taxation and related exchange control issues.
Our team has long-standing experience and strong capability to counsel on feasible India entry options, tax issues in respect of cross-border transactions including mitigation of permanent establishment exposure, tax efficient structuring of strategic foreign investment, choice of financial instruments, repatriation strategies, tax advice in respect of private equity funds, Indian sub-advisory offices and efficient use of international tax treaties. The team also assists the clients in addressing transfer pricing issues in case of cross border transactions with related parties.
In addition, JSA advises on a variety of domestic tax aspects and effective litigation support in respect of tax matters.