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ECHT Consultants

Partner Profile (Anand Kumar)

  • Anand Kumar is the founder partner of ECHT Consultants, Chennai. He has a vision to provideinspiring professional services cutting across business forms. He has 2 plus years of hands on experience in dealing tax matters with ITAT in New Delhi & Chennai and over 5 years of experience in Tax Laws.
  • He completed his LLM (Taxation Laws) from Amity University, Noida. In the same year he enrolled himself as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi. In 2017, he became a member of Delhi High Court Bar Association. He is also a member of Delhi Tax Bar Association.
  • Currently, Anandis heading the International Taxation as well as Income Tax Appeals division of the firm.He has represented a wide range of clients in matters before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) and Assessing Officers. His areas of expertise includes conductingtax due diligences for companies in various sectors and providing Tax Advisory to Individuals, Firms and Corporates.
  • Anand has a deep love for teaching and is a visiting faculty in different coaching institutions across Tamil Nadu covering subjects like International Taxation, Cross Border Transactions, DTAA, Model Tax Treaties, etc. He also conducts brain storming sessions, impart management lessons and value education classes for young lawyers and entrepreneurs.
  • He has provided pro bono consultation for various start-up companies with dedicated tax compliance and advisory services. He has also organized Free Legal Aid Cells for destitute and under privileged people in association with local NGO groups in Chennai.
  • A Common Man and a Public Rights Crusader, Anand Kumar is people’s advocate

Partner Profile (Kamal Palo )

  • Kamal Palo joined hands with Anand Kumarin 2014 to carry forward the vision and strategies that was set in 2012 by Anand when he founded ECHT Consultants.Kamal was instrumental in setting up branch office of the firm atBhubaneshwar in 2016.
  • He is the Managing Partner of the firm and is currently heading the Corporate Compliance and Indirect Taxes divisions.
  • He has provided his expert advice to clients in the areas of corporate compliances and has significantly contributed in developing, modifying and implementing compliance policies and procedures. He is also catering the needs of the clients by providing his hands on experience in GST migration, registration and compliances.
  • His area of expertise includes Company & LLP formation; Compliances under Company & LLP Laws; Knowledge on take overs & mergers; Corporate Governance Reporting; Maintaining compliance reporting systems. He has experience in Stock Exchange and SEBI related matters. He has worked in close liaison with RoC, Stock Exchange and other Central and State Government agencies.
  • Keeping in mind the recent developments in Indirect tax regime, Kamal has also equipped himself withGSTand Attended Advanced Certificate Program on Goods and Service Tax (GST)conducted by ShradulAmarchandMangaldas& Co, New Delhi in association with Achromic Point Academy, June 2017.
  • Kamal Palo is the go to man for all the corporate related matters.