About DVS Research Foundation

DVS Research Foundation (DRF) is the CSR initiative of DVS Advisors LLP. DRF was set up as a virtual foundation for intellectual interactions and has more than 1600 members from 20+ countries. Our members span across diverse professional backgrounds including Academicians, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Bankers, Business owners (across sizes), Bureaucrats and Public representatives. Since inception we have conducted more than 300 programs on topics from Constitution, Economy, Taxation, Banking, Legal, Public policy and Global finance to name a few.

Eminent Panelists



Articles & Write-Ups

Domestic Tax Policy, Webinars

Job Work under GST

Objectives & Agenda :
Job work sector constitutes a significant industry in Indian economy. The concept of job work already exists in Central Excise, wherein a principal manufacturer can send inputs or semi finished goods to a job worker for further processing. After the introduction of the Goods and Services Act (GST), it made special provisions in this regard, giving some leniency for the job workers in complying with the discrete provisions with a motive to make the principal responsible for the same. In this webinar we will be learning the provisions of the GST Act relating to goods sent on job work, rates applicable for services by way of job work and transitional provisions.

International Tax Advisory & Litigation, Webinars

Mauritius’ Inclusion in the FATF ‘Grey List’

Objectives & Agenda :
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. Recently on 21st February, 2020, it released a publication titled “Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring” which included countries in the “Grey List”. Amongst others, Mauritius was one of the jurisdictions in the said list. In this webinar, we shall be discussing the reasons behind the inclusion of Mauritius in such list and analyse the consequence of such inclusion.

Business Set up, Webinars

How Foreign Companies Established Place of Business in Singapore

Objectives & Agenda :
Companies in Singapore are governed by the laws of Companies Act (the Act), originally enacted in 1967 and which has undergone significant amendments in 2014 and 2017. The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities and corporate service providers in Singapore. A foreign company may carry on business in Singapore by transferring that Company’s registration from foreign country to Singapore or by registering the branch of the foreign Company in Singapore. In this webinar, we shall understand the provisions pertaining to registering the branch of a Foreign Company in Singapore as enshrined in the Act.

Domestic Tax Policy, Webinars

Prevention and Detection of Illegal Import and Export of Goods

Objectives & Agenda :
With the fast growth of Indian trade across borders, the Government regulations have also become stringent in order to prevent illegal import or export of goods. It is crucial for the importers and exporters to abide by these regulations. In this webinar we will be learning about the powers of the Central Government to notify goods , the responsibilities of persons acquiring notified goods or selling specified goods and precautionary steps to be taken in order to be satisfied with the identity of the purchaser.

Business Set up, Webinars

Why Singapore and Mauritius are Considered as Preferred Investment Jurisdiction

Objectives & Agenda :
Singapore’s robust economy, highly-educated workforce, excellent connectivity, and high standard of living offer businesses the ideal landscape to invest with confidence. Similar, the case for Mauritius where a stable system and skilled workforce are available.In this webinar, we will be having insights about why Singapore and Mauritius is considered as one of the preferred investment jurisdictions.

Business Set up, Webinars

How to Wind Up a Company? – Part-4

Objectives & Agenda :
Winding up is the final stage in the business cycle of a company. It is the process of closing down the legal existence of a company. It can be done either by the company on its own (voluntary winding up) or by an order passed by the Tribunal (compulsory winding up). The webinar covers the aspects of various provisions relating to debts and claims against the company as enshrined in Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Winding up) Rules, 2020.

Business Set up, Webinars

OECD Model Rules for Reporting on Sharing and Gig Economy

Objectives & Agenda :
“Gig Economy” refers to digital platforms that allow independent freelancers to connect with individuals or businesses for short-term services or asset-sharing. The growth of sharing and gig economy can lead to greater transparency and minimise compliance burdens for both tax administrations and taxpayers. This webinar shall deal with the model rules for reporting by the Platform Operators set out by the OECD.

Domestic Tax Policy, Webinars

Time and Value of Supply under GST

Objectives & Agenda :
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an Indirect Tax levied in India introduced in July, 2017 which was one of the most important reforms in the Indian Economy. GST is payable on the supply of goods or services. In this webinar, we will be able to understand and analyse the provisions related to time and value of supply under GST.

National Economic Survey, Webinars

National Economic Survey – Volume I – Chapter 9 Privatization And Wealth Creation

Objectives & Agenda :
National Economic Survey (NES) is the flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India. It reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the past financial year, summarizes the performance on major development programs, and highlights initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term.

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