Taxpayer Rights: Deciphering the Indian Charter – Mukesh Butani & Kinshuk Jha

Taxpayer Rights: Deciphering the Indian Charter critically analyses the presents the practitioners’ and academics’ perspective on the contemporary subject of Taxpayer Rights & Obligations. The book aims to further the discourse on the state of taxpayer rights in India, in light of the Indian Charter of 2020 and the global developments.

The book covers the following key aspects:

(a) An overview of Indian tax administration mechanism in India;
(b) Genesis of taxpayer rights in India;
(c) The framework of the taxpayers’ charter;
(d) Global perspectives on taxpayers’ rights;
(e) Digitization of the administration of taxpayers’ rights;
(f) Bridging the gap between taxpayers and tax administration;
(g) Policy recommendations.

Mukesh Butani is Founder & Managing Partner of BMR Legal Advocates. With specialisation in domestic corporate international tax and transfer pricing, he has over three decades of experience in advising multinationals and Indian conglomerates on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organisations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy. He is an acknowledged expert in the area of International Tax policy, controversy & advocacy, and has to his credit several landmark judicial pronouncements.


Kinshuk Jha is an Associate Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Comparative and International Taxation (CCIT), Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). He has been teaching domestic and international taxation and his been involved in several academic projects, ranging from innovations at the level of higher secondary education in India, where he co-authored the Legal Studies textbook for CBSE, to being part of an expert panel at the recent USTR investigations of India’s Digital Services Tax. His work focuses on taxpayer rights, anti-abuse provisions and digital taxation.


Sameer Kochhar
Chairman, SKOCH Group

Rohan Kochhar
SKOCH Foundation

Menaka Doshi
Managing Editor

Manish Tewari
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha

Mukesh Butani
Founder & Managing
Partner, BMR Legal

N Venkatrama
Additional Solicitor General
& SeniorAdvocate, Supreme
Court of India

Ajay Wadhwa
Delhi ITAT Bar Association

Rani Singh Nair
Former Chairperson

Subhash Garg
Former Finance Secretary
Government of India

Kinshuk Jha
Associate Professor
Jindal Global Law School

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