We are in the second year of GST but it still feels like the first year. Rates of taxes are being changed ever so frequently, forms are being altered every now and then and Notifications are being issued at gay abandon. The cumulative effect of all this is a law that is dynamic and in which mistakes can arise during implementation. The purpose of GST Garage is to minimise those mistakes and in case taxpayers are penalised, giving them an option of appealing. Here is a snapshot of what you get on our portal:

Corporate Training

GST Garage offers client-specific training on GST. Training will be conducted at the client place. Session structure and timing would be discussed mutually and session content and material tuned accordingly.

GST Review Service (GRS)

GRS is an simple online tool developed by GST Garage that would facilitate GST Audits. GRS would enable you to get an assurance that the balances in your Electronic Credit and Cash Ledgers are what they should be. And the taxes that you have paid are what you should have paid.

Responses to Show-cause notices and appeals online

With the law getting complex, interpretations will abound. As the GST law finds its feet, show cause notices are bound to be issued. Many taxpayers have already received show cause notices for differences on reconciliation of GSTR 3B and GSTR 2A- something which was never envisaged since GSTR 3B was supposed to be a temporary form. GSTgarage helps you to respond to SCN’s fast and with facts. A law that is subject to different interpretations is bound to give rise to adverse assessment orders. Through GST Garage, you can prepare an appeal in a professional manner online supported with the proper case laws.

GST for Students

Students need a good exposure to GST since they will be the people using the law in the years to come. Our GST Students section has a variety of questions on GST which will enable students to appear in any exam on GST along with understanding the intricacies of the law.

Our Team

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Mohan R Lavi (Lead Director)

Mohan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. He has over 28 years of experience in senior finance roles across a variety of industries. 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 was the author of the first book on Service tax which was published in 1994. He is a regular contributor of articles to the Hindu Business Line and Deccan Herald on accounting standards, taxation and GST.

Mohan has trained many corporate employees and Chartered Accountants and has also spoken at various conferences in India and abroad on GST. He is a faculty member with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for their certification and professional development programs on GST.

Mohan is one of the founders of GST Garage and is the Lead Director. You can contact him at mohan@gstgarage.com.

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Shashank Bhat (Director- Training and Finance)

Shashank Bhat is an alumnus of Sindhi College of Commerce. He is a speaker on Accounting and Taxation and is specialized in Goods and Services Tax (GST). He is the Tax Consultant at K.P.Rao & Co., Chartered Accountants and Guest Faculty at the training institutes of CAG and Income Tax Department.

In early 2017, he began to specialize in GST. He played a major role in 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, reconciliation of GSTR-3B with GSTR-2A and GSTR-1, etc.

He has spoken at various seminars and conferences on GST and Accountancy organised by various Institutes, Universities, State and Central Government Departments, CAG and Income Tax Department.

Shashank heads the Training and Finance Departments at GST Garage. You can contact him at shashank@gstgarage.com.

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Sharan Srinivasan (Director- Legal and Content)

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.

Since the dawn of GST, he has played a major role in transition to GST from the previous regime and also was part of preparing Compliance Manual for various Public and Private Companies, advisory and Consultancy on GST, obtaining Registrations, LUT/Bonds, Refunds, filing of returns etc.

He has spoken at various seminars and conferences on GST organised by various State and Central Government Departments and CAG.

Sharan heads the Legal Department and is incharge of the Content at GST Garage. You can contact him at sharan@gstgarage.com.