Ankur Mittal

Ankur Mittal, Senior Associate, JSA

Ankur has professional experience of 6 years in Indirect taxation including GST, service tax, value added tax, excise and customs. Prior to joining JSA, Ankur was working as an Assistant Manager with BDO India LLP. Ankur has also worked with consultancy firm Grant Thornton, and law firm Link legal –India Law Services

Ankur is actively involved in advising clients in relation to various Indirect tax matters as well as conducting health checks/reviews and due diligences for clients in diverse sectors. In the past, he has also assisted clients on UAE VAT Implementation and India GST Implementation, which included impact assessment studies, strategizing optimum tax models and smooth transition to the new tax regime.

Ankur regularly appears before various department authorities and appellate tribunals on behalf of the clients for tax related litigation.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of Delhi

 

Publications

Article titled “Decoding the GST Council measures: Tax clarity is the order of the day” relating to decisions taken at 37th GST Council meeting, published on CNBCTV18.com

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Socio and Legal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Laws (ILS Law College, University of Pune)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by XYZ amongst others, cover the following:-

  • Assisted a large service sector company in representation before CESTAT Allahabad for adjudication of Service tax matter.
  • Assisted in drafting and representation in a writ petition filed before Punjab and Haryana High Court for a client engaged in real estate sector, in relation to Service tax demand.
  • Litigation support to GMR OSE Hongund Hospet Highways Pvt. Ltd. in Appeal before CESTAT on denial of Customs duty exemption for road construction contracts
  • Advised GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited on eligibility of GST credits on EPC contracts
  • Actively working on indirect tax related aspects of transfer of business in India by a US based automobile company. Addressed queries (concerning GST and Customs laws) relating to possible challenges that may arise in the transitional phase wherein the procurements, supplies and contracts in name of existing entity need to be novated and transitioned to new entity.
  • Advised online casino company operating from outside India with respect to GST implications on its gaming operations in India and jurisdiction of Indian tax authorities over the company.
  • Advised Essar Oil on the issue of Excise duty and GST implications on compression of Natural Gas, and its supply to customers under multiple business models.
  • Advised a leading company in oil and gas sector on transfer of assets lying at different locations (India, SEZ in India, Outside India). This includes advice in relation to customs implications and the formalities / compliances to be undertaken before Directorate General of Hydrocarbons and Customs authorities.
  • Opinion to BSES Rajdhani on classification of electricity as goods or services under GST laws. Also, advised BSES Yamuna Power on refund claims of Service Tax filed by them, considering their services exempt from Service tax.
  • Advising and representing Delhi Duty Free Shop for claiming refund in respect of goods sold by them to outbound passengers.