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Taxes Department
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Commercial Taxes Department
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Kerala Agricultural Income Tax& Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal
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Kerala State Beverages
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Traders Welfare Board
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Government Orders
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Centre for Taxation Studies
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Objectives
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Infrastructure
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Research
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LIBRARY
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INFRASTRUCTURE

The Centre is situated in the Capital city of Trivandrum in an area of 1 acre of land on the banks of Karamana river.  With a built-up area of 12000 sq.feet, the Centre is fully equipped with state of art teaching / training facilities :

  • Conference Hall
  • Class Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Teaching / Training aids

RESEARCH

The Centre has been undertaking both applied and academic research, the results of which are brought out in the form of working papers and reports.  Many of them have also been published in reputed journals.  The policy oriented research studies address the emerging issues relating to taxation law, tax administration and state finance in the light of latest judicial and policy pronouncements at the state and central level.  Many such studies have found their place in the annual budgets and policy initiatives of the Government of Kerala.

Major Projects undertaken

ü      The Ministry of Finance, Government of India had entrusted the Centre with the task of developing a Uniform Commodity Nomenclature, Classification and Coding [UCNCC} for all the States & Union Territory in the Country.  The Final Report of the Project  is submitted.

The drafting of Kerala VAT Bill : The work was assigned to the Centre and the Draft was submitted to the Government of Kerala.  The Draft VAT Bill was highly appreciated at the National level while vetting of various similar drafts.

Taxing Petroleum Products : Policy Strategy in the context of Dismantling of Administrative Pricing Mechanism.  The report of the Project was submitted and the proposals were accepted by the Government of Kerala which found place in the Kerala State Finance Bill, 2002-2003.


TRAINING

The Centre provides need-based training to officials at various levels in the Commercial Taxes Department.  Switching over to the new system of Value Added Tax calls for dissemination and ideas at various levels, especially with the business community, industrialists, tax experts and the general public.  As a part of it, Value Added Tax [VAT] training is being imparted to traders, industrialists, association and others.

COURSE

The Centre is conducting an one-year correspondence course-Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation [PGDT].  This course is designed to enable the students to become registered Sales Tax Practitioners (as per Rule 60(2) (e) of the KGST Rules, 1963).  The course, which is interdisciplinary in nature covers all areas related to taxation, viz. Public Finance, Constitutional and Commercial Laws, Direct and Indirect Tax Laws (GST &CST), Office Management, Tax Planning and Accounting.   Applications for the course are invited in July – August every year.


PUBLICATIONS

The Centre has been bringing out a monthly law journal “Kerala Tax Reporter” [KTR], which has been well received by the Bench and the Bar, Professionals, Academicians and Tax Experts.  Besides reporting Supreme Court  and High Court Judgment on Sales Tax, Agricultural Income Tax, Entry Tax, Money Lenders Act etc.,  it also publishes Government Notifications, Circulars and Clarifications on the related subjects and articles relating to taxation.

LIBRARY

The Centre has a well-furnished and equipped library with more than 3500 books, apart from journals, reports and other documents.  It is one of the largest specialized libraries of its kind in the area of taxation.


FACULTY

The Centre has three faculty viz., Public Finance, Law and Management & Accountancy.  At present each department has three well-qualified faculty members.

Public Finance

Dr.Jose Sebastian, M.A, Ph.D

Smt.L.Anitha Kumary Amma, M.A, B.Ed, M.Phil

Smt.R.Shyama Nair, M.A, M.Phil

Law

Smt. Jenny Thekkekara, LL.M

Sri.K.Gopakumar, B.A, LL.M

Sri.M.L.Paul, M.com, LL.M

Management & Accountancy

Dr.N.Ramalingam, M.Com, Ph.D

Dr.Thomas Joseph Thoomkuzhy, M.Com, LL.B, Ph.D

Dr.C.S.Venkiteswaran, M.Com, Ph.D

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