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Shahid Khan

Shahid Khan

Senior Partner

Expertise

  • Taxation (Direct & Indirect)

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Taxation (Direct & Indirect)
Co-Chair
Profile
Shahid is a Senior Partner in the Tax Practice of the Firm. He is a former officer of the Indian Revenue Service and has worked with the Indian Income Tax department in various capacities. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, he was a Member of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the highest policy and decision making body for income tax matters in the Government of India.

During his tenure of nearly 40 years with the IT Department, he was recognized for his extensive knowledge of Indian tax laws, his efforts to modernise the Income Tax department and his contribution towards framing policy related to critical income tax issues including the revised Direct Taxes Code. He also has the experience of acting as an appellate authority on tax matters. He was also associated with training senior officials of the Tax Department, many of whom are presently at the level of Commissioners and Additional Commissioners.

Shahid has been an integral part of several policy making committees of the Government of India and is still actively assisting three committees that have been set up for tax related matters.

Education

MS (Fiscal Studies) University of Bath (UK)
LL.B., Bhopal University
B.E., University of Roorkee
Areas of Practice

Taxation (Direct & Indirect)

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Shahid has been conferred the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Governance and Administration for developing a software solution to create a comprehensive database of financial affairs of individuals, business groups and other institutions.

Articles

Indian Project Office of Foreign Company Not Engaged In Core Business Activities Not a Permanent Establishment (PE): Supreme Court
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, November 2020

Strap: In a recent case of Samsung Heavy Industries, the Indian Supreme Court held that the Project Office of the company cannot be termed as PE under the provisions of India-Korea Tax Treaty as it is solely carrying out activities of an auxiliary nature...

Direct Tax - Update
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, May 2020

The key Direct tax changes as announced by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt...

COVID 19 Resource - Direct Tax - Update
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, May 2020

The key Direct tax changes as announced by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt...

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