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DR. RAKESH GUPTA

FCA, FCS, ACMA, MBA, LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D

Dr. Rakesh Gupta is Ex-Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. He has working experience of nearly 35 years. He was appointed as Accountant Member of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in the year 2000 but resigned to resume his legal practice as an Advocate representing Income Tax cases before all fora of Judicial hierarchy, i.e., ITAT, High Courts of the Country and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

He is an eloquent speaker and has addressed more than 500 seminars and workshops on legal and practical topics relating to Income Tax and has co-authored a detailed commentary on ‘Law Relating to Search and Seizure’ and another book on “Taxation of Real Estate Developer and Joint Development Arrangements with Accounting Aspects” published by Taxmann. He has been contributing to the profession through articles in professional journals, newspaper and through appearance at news channels. Dr. Gupta has attended on invitation conference on International Tax for updation of UN Model Tax Convention at United Nation’s Head Quarters in New York, USA.

Dr. Raj K. Agarwal  has over three decades of experience as a practicing Chartered Accountant with comprehensive expertise in handling Income Tax Survey, Search and Seizure Cases, Tax Planning and Strategic Business Planning for Corporates, High Network Individuals etc.

He has co-authored with Dr. Rakesh Gupta, a detailed commentary on ‘Law Relating to Search and Seizure’ and another book on “Taxation of Real Estate Developer and Joint Development Arrangements with Accounting Aspects” published by Taxman. He has also written several articles and made presentations on Taxation, Tax Audit, Accounting Standards, Strategic Planning and Economic Analysis etc., at various seminars organized by the professional institutes and Trade Chambers and has appeared at various news channels for discussions/analysis on Union Budget and professional topics.

He has been associated with the academic activities of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and represented its various committees. He was also a member of Accounting Standard Board, of ICAI. He was elected at Chairman NIRC-ICSI in the year 2003 and recently was Co- Chairman of Company Law and Corporate Governance Committee of PHD Chamber.

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DR. RAJ K. AGARWAL

FCA, FCS, ACMA, MBA, LL.B, M.Com, LL.M, Ph.D

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MR. ASHWANI TANEJA

FCA, ACS, AICWA, DISA, LL.B, LL.M

Mr. Ashwani Taneja is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and member of the Institute of Costs and Works Accountants of India.

He has dual experience in terms of practicing as Chartered Accountant for over a decade and is now practicing as an Advocate representing clients before Income Tax Appellate Tribunals, High Courts and Hon’ble Supreme Court. In 2015, he became a Member of ITAT. In a short span of nearly two years, he delivered more than 2000 judgments covering wide and varied provisions of Income Tax Law.

Mr. Taneja is now back in the Firm and is a name to reckon with in Benami Law and Anti-Money Laundering Law (PMLA) Litigation besides Income Tax Law matters. He has delivered lectures and participated in discussions at different forums, including TV Channels, across the country regarding various issues of Income Tax, PMLA and Benami Law. He is regularly appearing before the Adjudicating Authority, The Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi and other forums to handle litigation arising under PBPT Act, PMLA and other allied laws as narrated above.

Mr. Somil Agarwal is a lawyer by profession and a qualified chartered accountant. He is senior member of Direct Tax team and has over 5 years of experience in advising clients in Direct-tax matters, international tax, and direct tax litigation. He is also associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and associate member of the Institute of Costs and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI). He also holds Masters in Commercial laws (LL.M) from University of Birmingham, U.K. and Diploma in Information Systems Audit by ICAI.

He regularly appears before Courts, Tribunals and other appellate/ quasi-judicial authorities and has gained considerable experience and specialization in various aspects relating to domestic taxation. He has successfully argued several matters relating to taxation before such forums and several cases argued by him have been reported in leading tax journals.

He has also authored articles, spreading on complex issues relating to international taxation and domestic tax, in reputed Tax Journals and various other professional forums. He is regularly invited by various chambers and study circles to give lecture on Tax related topics.

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MR. SOMIL AGARWAL

ACA, ACS, ACMA, DISA, LL.M