Certificate Course on Indirect Taxes scheduled from first
week of October 2014 at Ernakulam.
Indirect Taxes Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased
to offer a Certificate Course on Indirect Taxes. The objective of the course is to facilitate
members in industry as well as in practice by providing specialized and updated
knowledge of indirect taxes in a systematic manner to enable them to take up various
professional opportunities offered by this area.
As you are aware, laws and rules relating to indirect taxes have been evolving with
changing business models, growth of the economy, global developments, and
technological advances. There have been many revolutionary changes in the indirect
tax field particularly after the country adopted the policy of liberalization in 1991.
Introduction of MODVAT in 1986, service tax in 1994 and unified State-level VAT in
2005 are few of such milestones. In fact, in the last two decades, the key central indirect
taxes have almost been redrafted to keep pace with the changing requirements of a
Though taxation is one of the most preferred areas of a Chartered Accountant, indirect
taxes have not found much favor with our members' inspite of the same having a
tremendous scope in terms of professional opportunities for our members. One of the
reasons for such a situation could be that the practical exposure that a CA student gets
in indirect taxes is very limited and may only be in service tax or Local VAT even
though the subject was introduced in the chartered accountancy syllabus in early
The significance of indirect taxes in the national economy can be understood from the
fact that total indirect tax revenue across India (both Central and State) would at least
be two and half times the total direct tax revenue. The importance of indirect taxes has
further increased manifold considering the fact that our country is vying for the most
ambitious and challenging tax reform it has seen since its inception, i.e., introduction of
Goods and Service Tax. GST will be a real game changer in the sense that businesses
may need to restructure themselves to fall in line with the requirements of the new tax
system. Not only the assessees, but also the Government officials as also the ultimate
consumers will have to be educated with the niceties of the new dispensation. All this
would be the harbinger of many new professional opportunities for our members and
an advisor who would not be aware of the laws governing the supplies of goods and
services by businesses, would find it difficult to guide the tax payer.
Therefore, in order to facilitate our members to take up assignments in the area of
indirect taxes and to ensure a reasonable level of preparedness in them when the GST is
implemented, the IDT Committee of the ICAI has decided to conduct Certificate
Courses on Indirect Taxes.
The next batch of the course is being scheduled at Ernakulam from first week of
Only the members of the ICAI are eligible to pursue this course.
Overview of indirect taxes, value added tax, central excise duty, customs duty, service
tax, GST and Foreign Trade Policy.
Course Duration and Course Hours
The duration of the course is spread over twelve (12) class rooms studies on weekends
(i.e Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday) , Time: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
The faculty for the course will be a combination of practicing Chartered Accountants,
advocates, academicians and experts in the field of indirect taxes to provide the
members an in-depth technical as well as practical knowledge.
Demand Draft/ Pay Order of Rs. 15,000 per delegate only, [Includes fees for the
examination to be held immediately after completion of the Course] should be made in
favor of 'The Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' payable at New
Delhi. Alternatively, members may register by making online payment of the
prescribed fees at ICAI website and send the hard copy of the duly filled registration
form to the address mentioned below.
Secretary, Indirect Taxes Committee
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAI Bhawan, Third Floor, A-29, Sector 62,
Noida - 201 309 : (0120)-3045954
E-mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org
A certificate will be awarded to the members on successful completion of course and
passing the assessment test.
Compulsory Attendance :
Attendances in 10 or more classes are required to be eligible for appearing in the Assessment
Test of the Course.
70 Hours (50 Structured and 20 Unstructured)
The registration will be on first come first served basis. Interested members may
register online, take a print of the filled in detailed form, sign it and send the same
along with a copy of membership card/certificate of membership and fees prescribed
above vide DD/ Pay order.
Members may also pay the fees online, take the print of the automatically generated
acknowledgement and send the same along with the print of the duly filled registration
form, a copy of membership card/certificate of membership.
For further details about the course may kindly visit the following link:
The registered participants may contact the course coordinators for further details. The details of the
course coordinators are as follows:
CA.Rajasekharan V 9847032937 email@example.com
CA. Luke Paul 9447023956 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Registration Form can be downloaded from the following link:
Welcome to an enjoyable learning and specialisation of Indirect Tax.
Note: *The commencement of certification course is subject to the minimum number of
participants as prescribed by the Committee. It may be noted that due to limitation of
seats, the registration will be on 'first come first serve' basis.