- CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
- B.Com (Hons), DU
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Areas of specialization
- Goods and Services tax
- Indirect taxes (Customs Duty and erstwhile Indirect Taxes viz. Service tax, Value Added tax/ Central Sales tax, Excise duty, Entry tax)
Himanshu Relan has considerable experience in Indian Indirect taxes/ GST and is managing a large team in a cohesive and energetic manner with expertise in advising multi-national and domestic clients in a cross-section of industries on various Indirect tax/ GST tax matters for mitigating tax exposures and ensuring compliance.
Apart from his rich experience in erstwhile Indian Indirect tax laws (viz Service tax, excise duty, Central Sales Tax, Value Added tax, Entry tax), he has been involved in GST Implementation and post implementation hand-holding of clients in various industries including Healthcare, Software, e-commerce, Pharma, Retail, Oil & Gas, Travel, Hospitality.
His key competencies include structuring of EPC contracts, providing litigation support/ representing clients before various Judicial levels, conducting Health Check reviews and Due Diligence reviews, assisting clients in audits/ inquiries/ investigations conducted by Revenue Authorities, advising clients on issues under Foreign Trade Policy etc, setting-up of SEZ units, managing complex tax refund/ rebate matters for various BPOs/ EOUs/ exporters etc, carrying out anti-profiteering reviews and issuance of certificates etc. Himanshu also played key role in preparation and filing of various representations before Governmental Bodies, related to the issues faced by Oil and gas players and has represented clients for the same.
He was also involved in providing technical inputs for conceptualization and creation of GST software for simplification and automation of GST compliance processes. He has been imparting several trainings/lectures at corporates making them aware of various indirect tax risks and opportunities specific to their business models and bringing about indirect tax efficiencies therein.