Ghalla & Bhansali’s change of name to GBCA & Associates in its 60th year is a reflection of the firm’s evolution from a Traditional Tax and Audit firm to a comprehensive professional solutions provider meeting its client’s diverse and unique requirements through a combination of the following services:

    During the last couple of decades, Indian tax and regulatory environment has been characterized by a range of new legislations and evolution of existing laws. Going forward, introduction of Direct Tax Code, General Anti-Avoidance Rules, Goods & Services Tax, among other regulations, will bring new opportunities and challenges for businesses. Growth in cross border trade has further increased the complexity of any organisation’s tax and regulatory affairs. Our tax and regulatory services are geared to support the business objectives while optimising the tax incidence. Our comprehensive suite of tax and regulatory services includes the following:

Direct Tax Services

  • Advisory and Consultation
  • Planning and Compliance
  • Critical Review of Key Compliances and Documentation Back-up
  • Litigation and Representation Services
  • Certifications and Tax Audits

Indirect Tax Services (VAT, Service Tax & GST)

  • Compliance and Advisory
  • Conducting State Specific VAT Audits
  • Obtaining the Required Registrations, Approvals and Licenses
  • Comprehensive Tax reviews
  • Litigation and Representation Services
  • GST Impact Advisory and Compliance Services

International Tax Services

  • Inbound and Outbound Investment Advisory
  • Capital Structure Optimization for Ease of Funding and Repatriation
  • Advisory on Cross-border Tax Treaties
  • Compliance with RBI Rules and Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA)
  • NRI and Expatriate Support Desk

Corporate and Other Regulatory Laws

  • Assistance in Setting-up and Winding-up Entities
  • Incorporation Formalities including Drafting of Charter Documents
  • Secretarial Support Services
  • Compliance in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Reporting

    GBCAs’ audit team offers quality and independent audit and assurance services to clients in local and global markets. The audit process is geared towards being a positive activity and adding value to the client’s business through our in-depth knowledge of financial reporting and sensitivity to board and top management requirements.

Transfer Pricing Audit Services

  • Domestic and International Transfer Pricing Audit
  • Transfer Price Determination, Planning and Documentation
  • Transfer Pricing Study and Reporting
  • Litigation and Representation Services
  • Advising on Internal Financial Controls
  • ERP Implementation

Statutory Audit Services conducted under:

  • Companies Act
  • Limited Liability Partnership Act
  • Income Tax Act
  • Various Local Indirect Tax Acts
  • PSUs & other Regulatory Audits

GAAP Conversion Services

  • Impact and consequences Analysis
  • Assistance in Ind AS, IFRS Conversions
  • Reconciliation of Accounts

Management Audit & Accounting Advisory

  • Audit of Areas Tailored to Client Requirement
  • Assurance on Accuracy of MIS
  • Analysis of Data and Reports based on Client Requirements

    Indian businesses are facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges that are likely to shape future of the country. Business Advisory is a transformational tool that can be used to drive growth, build competitive advantage and expand into new geographies. Our Business Advisory Services enable our clients to achieve their business objectives and unlock their true potential for growth.

Doing Business in India

  • Advisory on Business Structures
  • Funding and Repatriation Advisory
  • Direct, Indirect and International Tax Advisory
  • Foreign Exchange Management Act Advisory
  • Business Support Services
  • NRI and Expatriate Desk

Accounting and Financial Advisory Services

  • Assistance and Advice in Setting-up and Review of Accounting Package for Compilation of various Statutory Data and generation of need based MIS
  • Accounting Support Services
  • Advisory for Transaction Accounting

Succession Planning

  • Assisting in documenting Family MOUs
  • Formation of Private Trusts
  • Assisting in Preparation of Will

Business and Ownership Restructuring Services

  • Consolidation and Segregation of Business and Ownerships through Corporate Actions like: Merger,
  • Demerger, Spin-offs, Corporate Conversion in a Tax and Cost Efficient Manner
  • Planning for Tax and Cost Efficient Business Ownership Structures
  • Optimal Capital Structures for Effective Fund Utilisation
  • Family MOU and Private Trusts

Promoter and Family Driven Businesses:

  • Advice and Consultation on Succession, Entry and Exit Strategies,
  • Set Systems and Processes to drive a Professional Culture
  • Sensitively Addressing Growth and Liquidity Objectives of Family Members

    The complexity of local regulations and changing legal environment make it imperative to understand the risks and uncertainties associated with transactions. Further, transaction related risks are compounded by complex operating structures and lack of adequate information. A process of critical analysis and diligence is essential for successful mergers, acquisitions and investments. We provide the following services throughout the transaction life cycle on both the ‘buy side’ and ‘sell side’:

Advisory Services

  • Financial & Commercial Advisory
  • Pre-Deal Advisory
  • Analysis of Current Tax & Corporate Regulatory Framework
  • Corporate Restructuring to Optimize Accounting & Tax Consequences

Due Diligence Services

  • Financial, Commercial and Statutory Due Diligence
  • Contingent Liability Review
  • Post-deal Integration and Synergy Diligence
  • Diligence of Forecasts, Business Plan and Working Capital Requirements

Transaction Support and Post-Deal Services

  • Assisting in Negotiations and Advising on Proposal Alternatives
  • Managing the entire Deal by Coordinating with other Professionals, Consultants and Lawyers
  • Provide Inputs for Drafting of Agreements including Warranties
  • Integration Planning and Risk Assessment

Valuation Services

  • Merger & Acquisition, and Joint-Venture Valuations
  • Valuation for Internal Evaluations
  • Valuation for Regulatory Reporting
  • Fairness Opinion and Second Opinion
  • Intangible Asset Valuation