MS Mani, currently a partner at Deloitte India, has more than 26 years of post-qualification experience, of which 14 years were in industry and 12 years have been in indirect tax consulting. He deals with indirect tax issues across a variety of sectors such as financial services, infrastructure, technology, manufacturing and consumer business. He has experience in handling both VAT/GST and customs and global trade matters.
He is based out of Mumbai and is a key member of the Asia Pacific indirect tax team, a group comprised of the indirect tax teams of Deloitte member firms in AP and a highly specialised, experienced, and integrated group bringing global and Asia Pacific expertise to clients.
He has assisted several multinational entities in their indirect tax planning and structuring in India from the inception stage. He handles compliance, advisory and litigation matters on an ongoing basis and interacts with tax authorities on a regular basis. He has also worked on various tax technology projects including ERP implementation projects and Sabrix/Vertex tools.
Mani has been recognised by International Tax Review as one of India’s leading indirect tax advisers. He is a regular speaker at seminars and workshops and is actively involved with various training and knowledge management initiatives. In addition, Mani has contributed to several publications on indirect tax matters.
Mani has a master’s degree in commerce and is qualified as a company secretary (CS) and cost and management accountant (CMA).