Aseem Chawla’s Book ‘Finding A Straight Line Between Twists and Turns’ Unveiled
New Delhi: India’s leading tax lawyer and well known international tax & policy expert, Mr. Aseem Chawla today announced the release of his new book – ‘Finding A Straight Line Between Twists and Turns – An Imperfect, Yet Honest Reflections on the Indian Tax Landscape’. The book, which has been published by Matrix Publishers, provides in-depth analysis of key recent milestones/landmark events, which have influenced Indian tax landscape, in particular, over the last decade or so. The cross border influences on the tax ecosystem and what it means for policymakers & the judicial response have been deliberated in the book. The book was unveiled by Chief Guest – Mr. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Hon’ble Judge, Supreme Court of India, along with the Guest of Honour – Mr. Justice Vipin Sanghi, Hon’ble Judge, Delhi High Court at Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Dr. Lalit Bhasin, Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Mr. Aseem Chawla and Justice Vipin Sanghi
Through a compendium of articles, the book ‘Finding A Straight Line Between Twists and Turns – An Imperfect, Yet Honest Reflections on the Indian Tax Landscape‘ navigates and traces the current Indian tax situation, how it has adjusted to trends and changing situations both globally and within India, and how the landscape has grown and changed in recent years. It also illustrates the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The various aspects of domestic and international taxation as dealt with by the policy and judicial viewpoints have been effectively captured and analysed through several themes in the book. The Tax Administration’s response has also been neatly highlighted.
On this occasion, Chief Guest – Mr. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Hon’ble Judge, Supreme Court of India said, “This book is a welcome change from the usual manner of writing on tax and diverse fiscal matters. Its merit is its comprehensive look at the tax-scape and easy style which the author has adopted. Aseem Chawla has deftly examined the rapidly evolving structure of taxation, especially in the field of international taxation. With the aid of important rulings of Courts or Tribunals, which he has presented in readable format, the author has explained what is otherwise, a complicated subject. Contemporary topics, such as the GST compensation controversy, impact of COVID-19 commerce, crucially employment and a very important topic, i.e. the UN Mission to eradicate poverty 2030 have all been explained.”
He also added that, “The content of the book will satisfy readers of all segments interested in the field of taxation. I wish the book all success.”
Mr. Aseem Chawla, Dr. Lalit Bhasin, Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Vipin Sanghi
Author of the book Mr. Aseem Chawla said, “This book is the result of years of analysis of India’s dynamic tax ecosytem. Taxation and tax regulations are often seen as complex subjects, and many steer away and do not evaluate the influences tax rules have on our daily lives. This presented me with a challenge: to simplify the complexities and legal viewpoints surrounding Indian taxation laws in order to pique people’s interest in the field of taxation.”
Praise for the Book – ‘Finding A Straight Line Between Twists and Turns- An Imperfect, Yet Honest Reflections on the Indian Tax Landscape’
“Aseem Chawla’s ‘Finding A Straight Line Between Twists And Turns‘ is a welcome change from the usual manner of writing on tax and diverse fiscal matters; its merit is its comprehensive look at the tax-scape and easy style which the author has adopted,” said Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Judge, Supreme Court of India.
“This book is a very comprehensive insight into these relevant issues and landmark judgments. Full credit to Aseem that he brings so much to the table for the readers to takeaway and form their own point of view,” said Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, Judge, Delhi High Court.
“Aseem Chawla is one of the most clear and insightful tax attorneys that I know. He has a rare talent for stating tax rules in clear and concise English while adding his own flavor of ironic humour. This work describes a variety of international rules and proposals, giving the background, context and reactions to the proposals both with an Indian and international view. This work is likely to be a major contribution to understanding of current international developments,” said Mr. Paul D. Carman, Chapman and Cutler LLP, Chicago, USA.
“In this remarkable volume, the prominent and thought-leading Indian tax lawyer, Aseem Chawla draws on his vast experience in sophisticated cross-border tax matters, as well as a discerning intellect, to share insights and ruminations on a variety of the leading business tax issues confronting Indian tax professionals today,” said Mr. Peter H. Blessing, International Tax Practitioner, Washington, DC, United States of America.
“A fascinating journey through the Indian and international tax systems guided by the author’s unique perspective,” said Mr. Jonathan Schwarz, Temple Tax Chambers, London, United Kingdom.
“A comprehensive analysis of the current international tax issues from an Indian perspective, which can also guide others in finding a straight line on the same matters elsewhere,” said Mr. Leandro M. Passarella, Professor at Masters of Tax Law Program, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Bueno Aires, Argentina.
The book will be available on Amazon India on this link www.amazon.in/dp/