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Over the years, SKP has assisted over 1,200 clients from over 45 countries in doing business in India and abroad. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, entities listed on global exchanges, private equity/venture capital–owned companies and family-owned businesses. Here are a few examples of our work where we've helped our clients in dealing with the various complexities of doing business in India and abroad.

Tax controller for a soap chemical manufacturer

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading soap chemical manufacturing company as their tax controller to handle their direct and indirect tax related aspects.

Tax review for an airport operations, development & management company

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading airport operations, development and management company as a tax-function reviewer for the direct and indirect tax related aspects of an airport project.

Refund claim for a company who is a 100% exporter of service

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a 100% exporter of service to carry out a refund claim. A 100% exporter is eligible to claim a refund of service tax paid by them on several input services used for provision of output services. The said company had paid service tax amounting to approximately INR 10 million on input services.

SAP implementation for a leading global hygiene products company

Engagement: A leading global hygiene products company started its operations in India and was implementing a SAP system for the purpose of financial reporting in line with its group companies across the globe. SKP was engaged by the client to configure their accounts and develop their SAP as per the statutory requirements under the various taxes prevalent in India.

Detailed tax study for a leading engineering company

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading Indian engineering company to carry out a detailed tax study under various legislations. The company was proposing to commence its operations in India, which included importing goods into India, local procurement, import of services, manufacturing functions in India, trading of goods, etc.

Pre- and post-bid tax services for an oil exploration contract

Engagement: The company had to bid for an oil exploration contract which was in the nature of an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract.

Classification of Works contract and evaluating exemptions for airport authority

Engagement (Part 1): The airport authority had entered into a contract with various contractors for the construction of an airport terminal. The contract was classified by them as a Construction contract in relation to the construction of a building. Accordingly, the airport authority claimed an exemption on the said contract and had charged VAT on the Works contract at a concessional rate of tax available to a composite Works contract under Notification No. VAT.1506/CR-134/Taxation-1. However, the above view was opposed by the Department and they issued a show cause notice to the client. SKP was engaged by the airport authority to defend its views.

Advice on issues of claiming CENVAT credit to a leading company

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading company carrying out business in the core business segments of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure, etc. to advise on issues of claiming CENVAT credit. The company was engaged in manufacturing and provision of repairs and maintenance services to companies in India. In order to provide services, the company avails services from various input service providers based in India. The client had adopted a position that CENVAT credit could not be claimed on input services and accordingly, no credit was claimed by them.

Reduction of indirect taxes for an Indian EPC contractor

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading Indian EPC contractor to structure the business transaction to optimise indirect taxes on offshore procurement of goods.

Sourcing & trading options for a global solar power equipment trader

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading global solar power equipment trader to suggest various options and schemes available for sourcing equipment in India and trading.