Gopala Rao co-chairs the Firm’s tax vertical in Southern India. He retired as the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai, after serving the Income Tax Department for 35 years. He specializes in Corporate Taxation, Search & Seizure Assessment Procedures, Charitable Trusts & NGOs as well as Dispute Resolution. He has extensively worked with IT & ITES, Banks & NBFCs, Automobiles & Real Estate entities.
While in service, Mr. Rao was actively associated with revenue mobilization, recovery of arrears, prosecution of the defaulters, Tax Administration, HR management and Infrastructure Development. He was also responsible for the redressal of Public Grievances and Taxpayer Services. He orated on Income Tax and socio-economic characteristics of fiscal space in society in various Public Meetings.
- M. A. (Economics) – Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam
- Indian Revenue Services, 1985.
- Attended short term Training in IIM-Bengaluru and Syracuse University, USA (jointly conducted) as a nominee of the Govt. of India
- Received many Rewards / Commendations from the Income Tax Department for exceptional work done in the Investigation Wing.
Search & Seizure Assessment Procedures
Charitable Trusts & NGOs
Banks & NBFCs
Real Estate & Developers