ADVOCATE VINEET BHATIA
Mr. Vineet Bhatia is a law graduate from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and specializes in the practice of Indirect Taxation especially VAT laws and Service Tax laws since 1991. At present he is the PRESIDENT of Sales Tax Bar Association (Regd), a body comprising of approx 1700 professionals (Advocates and Chartered Accountants) and enjoys an excellent rapport with the senior most officers of the Department.
He regularly argues matters before the Supreme Court, High Court, Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) and Commissioners as well as before all Indirect Tax authorities. He had been earlier also elected as Vice President of Sales Tax Bar Association (Regd) in the year 2004 and is presently also was also the standing counsel for Govt. of NCT of Delhi, VAT department and has represented the Department before Delhi High Court. He has standing of more than 23 years at the Bar.
He has in depth knowledge of VAT and Service Tax and has addressed many seminars, conferences and meetings on VAT. He was also Editor in chief and incharge of publishing a journal “Delhi Sales Tax Cases” (during the year 2004-05), which brings out the latest case laws, determinations, judgements, notifications and circulars relating to VAT.
Has advised many trade associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Corporate houses and Industry on various complex issues relating to VAT. Has structured transactions for many corporate houses so as to minimize the VAT implication for the Company. Has been felicitated with many awards and trophies at various seminars and functions.
Some of the important and landmark cases represented by him before Delhi High Court and Central Sales Tax Appellate Authority are:-
(i) M/s Bajaj Overseas Impex Vs. Special Commissioner-VAT W.P.(C) No. 2766/2013.
(ii) Carzonrent (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Commissioner of VAT. STA No. 16/2011.
(iii) Commissioner of VAT Vs. L & T Finance STA No. 16/2011.
(iv) ABB Ltd. Vs. Commissioner of DVAT  55 VST 1 (Delhi)
(v) Delhi Petrol Dealers Association Vs. Commissioner of DVAT  55 VST 334 (Delhi)
(vi) Sales Tax Bar Association Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi  61 VST 43 (Delhi)
(vii) PERSYS PUNJ LLOYD Vs. Commissioner of DVAT  61 VST 43 (Delhi)
(viii) Rohit Bal designs Pvt. Ltd. Vs Deputy Commissioner, Department of Trade and Taxes , Noida , Uttar Pradesh and Ors.  46 VST 27 (CSTAA)
(ix) Commissioner of VAT, New Delhi Vs. State of Haryana  23 VST 10 (CSTAA)