C A vs Tax conultant

legal associate

Hi all,

I want to know how is a CAs job different to a tax consultant(llb).

Do both of them perform same job. And how is one better than other.

Plz any help is welcome , as ur knowledge could help clear my confusion.



good query.....even i want to know the same....


legal Practitioner

Only Difference betwwen these two is in respect to audit & Certication Work.As These jobs are carried by CAs only.

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legal associate

thanx for ur reply,

well then does it mean that a tax consultant can perform same job .

to be more precise "so can i practice taxation cause i m a law student without worrying that i don have a CA DEGREE. Or is there any course i could pursue to add on to my law degree so that i can practice tax with same authority.

Eagerly waiting for ur reply



Yes you can

legal associate

so it means i can start up with my tax consultation and perform job like a CA without any limitation and restriction under law.AND ALSO THAT THE SCOPE IS AS GOOGD AS OF A CA.

Tax Consultant & Investment Advisor

many diffrances between C.A.  & Tax Consultant . CA perform works only  in a specified area like Tax Audit , Return filing ect. But  a Tax consutant can approach cases in high court or supreme court  & advice tax matters which related in property lax , Business Law, Family law etc. 

Tax Consultant

Both are same, like two eyes in a human body. Both possess knowledge but CA's should hold Law Degree to represent, That is all.


A Chartered Accountant is fellow of ICIA which is a legal body and as such role of CA is defined under various legislations. for example Tax Audit Report and various other certificates can only be signed by a CA only.

A tax consultant may or may not posess formal Law degree. Income Tax Act recognises even its own retired officers as Regd Tax Practioner by virtue of passing a prescribed departmental exam.

Yes, a consultant, if he posess LLB or above degree can appear before the courts which a CA can't do. But then who stops a CA from obtaining a law degree?

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