K.S. NAVEEN KUMAR, B.Com.,LL.B.,ML(Contracts) aged 41 years, is a lawyer specializing in Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax matters. • Practising as a lawyer since the year 2001 and worked in the chamber of an eminent lawyer Mr.K.S.Ravi Shankar for more than a decade before starting his independent practice in 2013. • Specializes in indirect taxes litigation and consulting and has appeared before various Tribunals, Courts and legal forums. Many cases argued by him are reported in leading law journals like Excise Law Times, Service Tax Review, Taxindiaonline etc. • He was the Vice Chairman-Indirect Taxes of Central Taxes and Banking Committee of Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) from 2007 to 2015. • Presented papers on Indirect Taxes including Goods and Service Tax and other topics across the country in many seminars, conferences, workshops, study circles organized by reputed organizations/institutions including Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Indian Industry-CII, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, Assocham and Central Board of Excise and Customs. • He was a member of a sub-group appointed by Indirect Tax Committee of ICAI to draft unified code for Central Indirect Taxes in 2012. • He was also a part of the sub-group constituted by ICAI in 2014 for drafting transition provisions leading to implementation of Goods and Service Tax, based on which a booklet has been released by ICAI recently. • He has co-authored a book titled ‘Goods and Service Tax – A Primer” published by Wolters Kluwer CCH, New Delhi. • He has taught business laws and taxation as a Visiting faculty in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Fiscal Policy Institute and National Law School of India University. • He has addressed officers of the Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax Department, Government undertakings and Corporate concerns on topics relating to law and indirect taxes. • The Commercial Taxes Department, Karnataka, has appointed him as a faculty to train their Senior Officers on indirect taxes at Fiscal Policy Institute, Bangalore. • He is a curriculum graduate of Landmark Education, which stands for living life powerfully and the life we love. • His other areas of interest are vedas, philosophy and spirituality.
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