Dewan P. N. Chopra & Co. & PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry recently organized the “PHD International Tax Conference 2015 – Global Issues & Recent Developments.” The Conference was held on 21st & 22nd August, 2015 at Hotel Oberoi in New Delhi. Mr. Shaktikanta Das, Secretary (Revenue), Ministry of Finance was the Chief Guest and Mrs. Anita Kapur, Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Mr. G C Gupta, Vice President, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) were the Guest of Honour.
Our Managing Partner, Mr. Anil Kumar Chopra was the Convener of the Conference in his capacity as the Chairman, Direct Tax Committee, PHD Chamber. Our Firm, Dewan P. N. Chopra & Co. was the Knowledge Partner. The Conference initiated an informed dialogue on important issues of International Taxation and Indian Tax laws to propagate a more effective, clear, stable and efficient tax regime that would promote Foreign Direct Investment and Cross Border Trade.
The two-day Conference served as a premium platform for sharing and exchanging knowledge and was well attended by Senior Government Officials, Eminent Tax Experts and Professionals. Representatives of Embassies & High Commissions including USA, Japan, Russia and Australia as well as eminent tax experts from Singapore & Hong Kong spoke at the conference addressing global issues.
There was an in-depth discussion on important tax issues of current interest including Transfer Pricing, Cross border Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Base Erosion Profit Shifting, Exchange of Information and Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income & Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015. Mr. Anil Chopra chaired two key sessions of the conference being “Black Money and Imposition of Tax Act’ 2015” and “Vision for India from a tax perspective to make India a preferred investment destination.” A programme schedule is attached for ease of reference.