ASHOK BATRA is not only Chartered Accountant but a Law Graduate as well. Besides, he is an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. His name figured in the merit list at the school level. Presently, he is a senior partner in M/s A.K. Batra & Associates, a Chartered Accountancy Firm which he established in 1982. He has excellent academic credentials and vast exposure in the field of Taxation with specialization in Service Tax. He possesses rich and varied experience of more than three decades in Business and Taxation Consultancy.
His deep desire to share his painstakingly built pool of knowledge with others has inspired him to write articles and books for professionals such as Chartered Accountants and Advocates. He has so far written the following books for the professionals:-
Service Tax Law & Procedure [25th Edition], Service Tax Ready Reckoner [11th Edition], Service Tax on Construction and Real Estate [4th Edition], Service Tax Manual [5th Edition], Taxable Services-A Comprehensive Analysis, Valuation of Services and Reverse & Joint Charge Mechanism [2nd Edition], A to Z Refund under Service Tax, DVAT Law, Practice & Procedure [7th Edition], DVAT Ready Reckoner [6th Edition],
He has addressed many seminars and conferences organized by Professional Bodies/Institutes, Chamber of Commerce, Trade Associations, National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics [NACEN] at several places in India. He has also delivered numerous talks on Service Tax and VAT at various forums. He is also a faculty of “Certificate Course in Indirect Taxes” of ICAI at all leading centres spread across the length and breadth of the country. Furthermore, he is invited to deliver [Union] Budget Talk in respect of Service Tax Proposals & Amendments by many Study Circles, Branches and/ or Regional Councils of ICAI as well as by leading Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Media Channels. He also has the privilege of being a special invitee to the Indirect Taxes Committee of ICAI.