Palak Doshi

Associate Partner

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Palak Doshi is an Associate Partner in the Taxation & Regulatory practice at the Firm. After nearly a decade of practise, Palak brings extensive experience in providing legal advisory and assistance to clients for all forms of complex and multi-district matters involving direct and indirect taxes including GST, Service Tax, Central Excise laws, Customs, VAT, and Foreign Trade Policy.

Palak regularly represents clients in proceedings before various quasi-judicial and judicial forums. She has also advised clients in structuring transactions from a tax optimization perspective.

With her specialised expertise in Direct Taxes, she has assisted clients in full range of tax compliances in line with the applicable laws and within rigorous time frames. She has advised the clients in providing innovating tax planning strategies and devising and implementing complex tax structures. She has worked with various multinational companies, private limited companies and high net-worth individuals and helped them with tax provisioning and related compliances.

In addition, she has advised clients on the taxation aspect for investments in foreign jurisdictions. In addition to being actively engaged by Indian and global entities for various inbound and outbound investment structuring and transfer pricing-related assignments, she has also advised various clients on the recording and treatment of transactions in the books as per IND-AS / IFRS.

Prior to White and Brief, Palak worked with celebrated diamantaires - Vishindas Holaram from the Lakhi Group as an Assistance Manager – Accounts and Finance.

Indicative Matters & Experience

General Taxation Advisory

  • Proficient in reviewing the preparation and filing of corporate & personal tax returns, TDS and TCS returns as well as computing individual and corporate advance tax instalment payments and ensuring timely completion of returns and payments of taxes within the due dates.
  • Comprehensive management of tax scrutiny’s online as well as offline at various levels including ITAT, CESTAT. She is also well equipped with procedural compliances of online assessment proceedings.
  • Efficient in undertaking due diligences and complying with tax reforms and allied laws. Adept at numerous compliances such as various government organization’s special mandates, bank compliances and credit rating agencies related compliances in an organized and timely manner.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

  • She has assisted clients and associations across sectors in their transition into GST including advising them on complications arising post implementation of GST and optimizing ITC. Prepared the framework for the GST regime to ensure that there is no lag in filing of GST returns and availment of ITC
  • Highly skilled in resolving the tax related issues and finding optimal solutions and alternatives as well as also implementing amendments. She has implemented the GST regime by converting the firm to a private limited company and successfully achieved an annual tax saving of approx. 25% for the client. She has also introduced and smoothly implemented TCS and E-Invoicing provisions within an organization’s system in a given time frame.
  • She developed the mechanism for rapid and fast GST refunds wherein the client managed to achieve a refund of a substantial eight-digit amount annually.
  • Further, she has also designed the preliminary stage balance sheets and GST compliances of a real-estate client which included planning and structuring the re-development model in such an efficient way so as to minimize the tax burden and maximize the profits for the client.

Financial Advisory & Management

  • Analysed, developed, and presented cost pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the client company's actual results and actual performances compared to business plans. Also, provided expertise to the financial reports, interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further course of action.
  • Interpedently headed finance functions which included preparation of monthly financials, cash flows, monitoring and preparing of bank reconciliation, trial balances, accounts payable – accounts receivable statements and balance sheets. Also, assisted in conducting statutory audits as well as implementing the audit recommendations.
  • Advised on optimal investment transactions including foreign investments and suggested tax-minimizing strategies.
  • Efficient in handling the books of Trust and related compliances.

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