17 December 2009
You can start your own practice as a law year in different field of taxation such as Income Tax, VAT, Service Tax etc. You can be a junior for some days to a Taxation Consultancy Firm to know the practical application. You can join in any Taxation Firm as a trainee until you are confident to start practice. You will find lot of advertisement in law years firm and/or business firm for appointment as a Manager - Legal and/or Manager - Taxation.
To be a tax consultant you should have sound knowledge of Tax Laws, Accountancy and allied Laws. Otherwise it will be very difficult for you to compete with Chartered Accountants who dominate this field.
As you are already a law graduate, you can appear for Judicial Services Exam, Civil Services Exam (both state and all india level) if your temprament allows for the same.