Executive Director | Indirect Tax, Employment, Labour & Benefits
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- Company Secretary (CS), Institute of Company Secretaries of India, (2002)
- Chartered Accountant (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, (2000)
Arvind Baheti is an Executive Director in the Indirect Tax and Employment, Labour and Benefits (ELB) Practice group in the Kolkata office.
Arvind specialises in supply chain taxes (i.e. the GST), import duties and trade tariffs (i.e. the Customs/ Anti-dumping/Safeguard duties). Arvind also focusses on wage related regulations, laws governing industrial relations (industrial disputes, standing orders, Trade Union), specific occupational health/safety laws and social security laws. His area of specialisation covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects associated with indirect tax and employment laws.
Arvind has also advised clients on wage rationalisation, employee exits, provident fund contribution structuring, setting up and mergers of private provident fund, superannuation and gratuity trusts, plant closure, POSH, policy documentation, standard operating procedures, and other nuanced aspects of employment law.
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Recognition and Accomplishments
Acknowledged by International Tax Review (‘ITR’), a world tax website, as the Indirect Tax leader for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018).
Arvind Baheti has represented and advised the following clients
Numaligarh Refinery Limited
Advised Numaligarh Refinery Limited, a public sector oil major on the impact of GST on petroleum sector and GST liability on interface products arising in pipeline transportation.
Assisted Vedanta Limited, on a representation to the CBIC seeking clarification on the place of supply for port services owing to inconsistent practices being followed by ports in India.
Philips Carbon Black Limited
Advised Philips Carbon Black Limited and Electrosteel Castings Ltd on analysing the impact of anti-profiteering provisions on their supply orders migrating to the GST regime.
Shyam Steel Industries Limited
Advised Shyam Steel Industries Limited, a leading Iron and Steel manufacturer in eastern india on GST implementation as well as optimisation of GST incidence on freight.
Advised various companies in the manufacturing sector (Paper/PET/Edible Oil/Iron & Steel) in the optimisation of compensation cess refund on exports.
Advised CESC Limited on various issues concerning maintenance of their private provident fund, superannuation fund and ESIC exemption.
Bandhan Bank Limited
Advised Bandhan Bank Limited on the employment law related aspects of their merger with Gruh Finance including setting up of a private provident fund and merger of the gratuity funds.
Vedant Fashions Limited
Advised Vedant Fashions Limited on wage rationalisation during the COVID 19 period.
Reviewed the wage structure of MCPI Limited and advised client on the increased Provident Fund incidence arising out of the decision of the Supreme Court on wage
Ergo Newsflash09 Apr '20
Direct Tax, Estate Planning, Trusts and Private Client, Employment, Labour & Benefits