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Harsh Bhatia
Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Harsh Bhatia

Director - VAT Advisory

Harsh is a Director at Grant Thornton’s VAT advisory team.

Having done VAT implementation in UAE, Oman, KSA, Bahrain, and India, he has conducted VAT impact assessment and implementation for more than 100 multi-national companies to ensure a smooth transition.

Harsh has been associated extensively in advising on a range of indirect tax issues including tax restructuring, VAT credits, product classifications, structuring of business operations, due diligence, identifying potential revenue and tax leakages, and recommending planning opportunities to mitigate tax exposure.

He also possesses specialization in VAT compliances across the industry including the use of technology for VAT return preparation.

Harsh has been employed within Indirect Tax of the Big 4 and is with Grant Thornton, UAE for more than 5 years now. With over 11 years of indirect tax experience, Harsh brings a rich and diversified perspective across various industries including E-commerce, Banking, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Services, FMCG, Retail, and Aviation

Qualifications
  • B.com (H) graduate from Delhi University, India
  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in Transfer Pricing by PwC Academy in association with Tolley and Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)
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