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Consult Construction Seminar on

"Indirect Taxation of Engineering, Procurement & Construction - (EPC) / Works Contracts"



Topic of Seminar

8th March 2014


Indirect Taxation of Engineering, Procurement & Construction - (EPC) / Works Contracts

Taxation of EPC contracts has always been a matter of curiosity, controversies and complications. Ever since the evolution of the concept of deemed sales under the sales tax laws, it has remained a mystery as to which transactions are liable to tax under guide of "Works Contract".

Scheduled for the 8th March 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM at Hotel Inder Residency in Ahmedabad, the workshop will see experts in the filed discuss some of the finer Aspects of Indirect Taxation.

You can register your nominaton to access the link:- Click Here

Important Questions to be Answered:- 

  1. When is contract splitting beneficial ? Precautions required for the same ?
  2. What is the best course of action to charge VAT and Service Tax ?
  3. What are the exemptions under VAT and Service Tax for construction and EPC Sector ?
  4. Sales and Service - Are they mutually exclusive ? What are the accepted overlaps ?
  5. Multi-State VAT Provisions ? Covering the provisions for major states !
  6. What are the implications of Negative List of Service Tax on Works Contract ?
  7. What are the conflicting Judgments being passed by Various Courts under Works Contract ?
  8. What is the current option available with the builders for discharge of Indirect Tax Liabilities ?
  9. Insights into the burning issues of Off/ On Shore Sales.
  10. Input Credit related issues (VAT / CENVAT / SERVICE TAX)
  11. Concerns for Owner Companies qua Principal Contractors and Sub Contractors
  12. Capitalization Considerations and Implications.

Programme Content:- 

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

Session 4:

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

* What are EPC Contracts ?

* Concept of Deemed Sale ?

* Modes of Contract Splitting

* Divisible Indivisible Works Contracts

* Evaluating the correct option

* Provisions of VAT Act & Rules for Works Contract.

* Planning Sale in Course of Import/ High Seas Sales

* Availability of VAT Credit on both Contractor & Contractee

* The provision of TDS under VAT

* Transaction between Main & Sub Contractor

* Inter-State Works Contracts

* Service Tax on EPC Contracts

* History of Service Tax on Works Contracts

* Option under Service Tax

* Tax optimisation strategies

* Exemption Available

* Controversies involved with Works Contract under Service Tax

* Service Tax & VAT Overlap

* Discussion of Latest Supreme Court Judgements affecting works contracts

* Assessment Test for the participants

About the Speaker:-


The first speaker is CA Sandesh Mundra,an experienced professional actively associated with clients in the industrial construction sector having worked with civil contractors for the past ten years. Has taken sessions at various professional forums and several of his articles dealing with the construction sector have been published in national Journals of Builder's Association of India and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Possesses special skills in structuring the indirect tax component of the works contracts. Has also authored the technical guide on Business Controls, Monitoring and Internal Audit of Construction Sector published by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

The second speaker is Mr. Samir Siddhpuria who is practising Gujarat VAT & CST since last 14 years. During the course he has handled VAT assignments from several large corporates and has also appeared before the VAT Tribunal on behalf of these clients. He has also authored several books on Gujarat VAT and has also given presentations at various forums.


Who Should Attend:-



Key note Sessions by eminent speaker

Indirect Tax Consultants

Discussion on some of the Finer Aspects of Indirect Taxation

Commercial Aspects of Civil Construction

Exhaustive Presentations covering all the aspects on the topic with better clarity from the posers mixed with theory. Discussion on provisions of various staes

Accounts and Finance Professionals

Opportunity to interact with fellow professionals across difference sectors

Tendering Teams

Understand challenges and best practices in the industry

Business Leaders for Small Companies

Enhance your problem solving skills through thought provoking and knowledge intensive sessions

All concerned


Past Event organized by Consult Construction:-


Open Programmes

Seminar Topics


Indirect Taxation of Works Contract

6/08/2011, 17/09/2011, 19/05/2012, 8/09/2012 & 27/04/2014

Internal Controls at Construction / Contractors Site

7/01/2012, 17/03/2012, 3/11/2012, 19/01/2013, 15/06/2013, 20-21/07/2013 (2 Days), 13-14/12/2012 (2 Days)

Indirect Taxation of EPC Contract


Commercial Aspects of Civil Construction


5/02/2011 & 21/05/2011



In-House Training Programmes



Godrej & Boyce

Internal Controls at Construction Site

AMBA Township

Construction Project Management - Client Perspective

Kalpataru Power

VAT on EPC Contracts


Some of the Companies who have attended our Seminar in the past

Larsen & Toubro

Godrej & Boyce

Reliance Industries Ltd.

Adani Ltd.

Kalpataru Ltd.


Shapoorji & Pallonji

JMC Projects

Linde Engineering

Gannon Dunkerly & Co.

Ultratech Cement

Tata Chemicals

Essar Projects

IPCA Laboratories

Ashoka Buildcon

Gammon India

Jasubhai Engineering

Soilmec Foundation Equipments

IVRCL Infra & Projects

Grasim Industries

CORRTECH International Pvt. Ltd.

Asian Paints





The event organised by Consult Construction, Strategic Consultant to the Construction Sector in various fields like Internal Controls, Taxation, Information Technology. For details visit our website

Date:- 8th March 2014      Time:- 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Venue:- Hotel Inder Residency, Opp. Gujarat College, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad
Fees:- 3000/- per delegate

Cheque in favor of "Consult Construction" to be sent to 304, Super Plaza, Sandesh Press Road, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380054

Or Kindly deposit directly in :-

PNB Current A/c No.4452002100005650  in the name of “Consult Construction" IFSC Code – PUNB0445200, Punjab National Bank, Bodakdev Branch

Contact us at E-Mail:-

You may Call:

Sushan, Training Co-ordinator – 9925019498
or Sanjay, Training Manager – 9879149692  for more information.







Mr. V S Raju


Larsen & Toubro Ltd..

The programme is an excellent one.

Ms. Shilpa Thacker

Sr. GM

Godrej & Boyce

Session aptly covered our requirements

Mr. K. R. Sanjana

Sr. VP–(F&A)

Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd.

Faculty was Excellent

Mrs H K Joshi



Course content well designed & structured & time lines were stuck to which is very impressive.

Mr. Terence Seqi

Project Executive

Asian Paints Ltd.

Consolidated list of control points in terms of client & PM

Mr. Brahmprakash Yadav

Sr. Engineer

Corrtech International

Really Knowledgeable & beneficial for Construction

Mr. Mayur Patel

Project Manager

Deegee Software Private Limited

Good Programme very happy to attend this programme. A lot of new thing  to know by attending this workshop


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