We expect a lot of implementation issues to crop up at least during the first few years of GST. These issues would be in areas that are new in indirect taxation- matching of invoices, mismatch reports, online filing of forms and such like. To ensure that this niggles are solved, you would need to visit a garage- hence www.gstgarage.com

Mr Mohan R Lavi qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. He has over 25 years of experience in industry across a variety of industries. He has worked in senior positions in finance in manufacturing and software companies. At present, he is a Partner with M/s K P Rao & Co, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore and heads the Ind AS and GST practices of the firm.

Mohan is the author of books on Service Tax, Minimum Alternate Tax and Securities Transaction Tax published by Bharat Law House and Sarbanes Oxley Act published by Snow White publishers. He writes frequently on IFRS and other topics for major publications including the London based ifrs.wiley.com. Mohan has spoken at various conferences in India and abroad on Accounting Standards, IFRS, Sarbanes Oxley and Service tax and is a faculty member with the Institute for their IFRS certification course and with the Management Study Centre, Chennai for their corporate programs. He is also on the Expert Panel of the CFO Institute, New Delhi, & CAClubindia.com.

Books/Articles on Service Tax/ GST


Service Tax (Concept, Practice and Procedure) published by Bharat Law House- this was the first book on Service tax in India


  • Given written opinions on Service tax to many companies
  • Have represented tax payers on Service tax matters at the CESTAT
  • Conducted in-house training programs on Service tax to large organisations
  • Spoken at various conferences all over India organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Written many articles on GST which have been published in the Hindu Business Line and Deccan Herald.
  • Provided inputs on GST to PRS Legislative Research – an organisation that provides inputs on law matters to Parliamentarians


Sharan Srinivasan is a BBA, LLB graduate from School of Law Christ University, Bangalore. He is working as an Assistant Manager – Taxation (legal) at KP Rao & Co., Chartered accountants. Specializing in Goods & Services Tax.

During his time at Law School, Sharan has completed eight internships in various fields of law. His internships include Intellectual Property law, Taxation (Indirect Taxes), Civil laws, Mergers & Acquisitions, Company Laws, etc.

While in University his Extra-Curricular and Co-Curricular Included Participation at National Mock Trial competitions, National Conferences, Trial Advocacy, Public Policy debates across the country.

Shashank Bhat is an alumnus of Sindhi College of Commerce. He is pursuing Chartered Accountancy, Equity Research and Portfolio Management, and has specialized in Goods and Services Tax (GST) and International Taxes. He is also the Tax Consultant for K.P.Rao & Co., Chartered Accountants, Bengaluru.

During his CA articleship in K.P.Rao & Co., he was a team member and team lead in Statutory, Tax and Internal audits and Special Assignments of various Public, Private and Government organizations.

In early 2017, he began to specialize in GST. He was part of the transition from old laws to GST of various Public and Private Companies, including setting up of GST system in the organization, changes to the accounting softwares, advisory and consultancy on GST, preparation and filing of GST Returns, preparing Compliance Manual, training to corporate staff and accountants, etc.

He has also spoken at various conferences on GST, its impact and the issues in its Compliance.