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Shailesh Sheth


 Advocate, SPS Legal


Shailesh has over 25 years’ experience in Consulting, Advisory and Litigation practice in the field of Indirect Tax Laws that include Central Excise, Service Tax, Customs, State VAT Laws, CST & GST.

In the immediate past, was associated with BDO India LLP as Senior Advisor – Indirect Tax for about three years. BDO India LLP is a part of BDO International Network which is world’s 5th largest – after Big 4 – Accounting Network with presence in 152 Countries of the world through its Member firms.

Functions and Specialization

Shailesh, with his Indirect Tax Team, specializes in all facets of Indirect Tax field involving Advisory, Compliance related and litigation support services.

Representative Industry Experience

Shailesh has dealt extensively in the areas of Central Excise, Service Tax, Customs, GST and CST/VAT across an industry spectrum consisting of:

  • Manufacturing that includes Pharma, Metals, Textiles, Ship-Building, Chemicals, Petro Products, Engineering, amongst other Sectors.
  • Service Sector that includes Real Estate, Infrastructure, Construction, Banking & Financial Services, IT & ITES, Healthcare, Ports & Shipping Utilities, amongst other Sectors.
  • Distributive Trade

He is involved in new industry set-up, business/transaction structuring of construction, EPC, IT & ITES, Exports, etc. from Indirect Tax perspective.

He supports client’s litigation in Indirect Tax matters from original adjudication stage and upto Appellate Authorities including Tribunal, High Court and Supreme Court.

Besides advisory services, he also provides support to the client in due compliance with the requirements of Indirect Tax Laws by conducting regular Health Checks or Due Diligence.

Public Profile

Mr. Sheth has been a regular faculty at various Chapters of ICAI and ICSI, BCAS, various Study Circles of ICAI, Chamber of Tax Consultants and other professional bodies. He has been a regular speaker at various Trade and Industry Forums on the subjects of Central Excise, Service Tax & GST.

Mr. Sheth is a regular columnist in ‘Vyapar’- a Bi-weekly Business Newspaper of Janmabhoomi Group – and also ‘Mid-Day’ on Service Tax, Central Excise & GST and has also contributed No. of articles to various magazines as well as Taxation Websites like TIOL.

Professional Membership

  • Executive Committee of the Central Excise & Customs Bar Association, West Zone, Mumbai.
  • Law & Representation Committee of All India Federation of Tax Practitioners - Western Zone.
  • Indirect Tax & Other Laws Committee of The Chamber of Tax Consultants, Mumbai.
  • Indirect Taxation Committee of The Indian Merchants’ Chamber.
  • Advisor (Indirect Taxation) – Indian Drugs Manufacturers’ Association.
  • Member, GST Committee – Builders’ Association of India
  • Panel Member of Consultants for Central Excise, Service Tax & Customs of Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers’ Association.

Contact Us

Retailers Association of India (RAI)
111/112, Ascot Centre, Near Hotel ITC Maratha, Sahar Road, Sahar,
Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400099.
Tel : +91 22 28269527 - 29
Fax : +91 22 28269536,
CIN: U91990MH2005GAP151959

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