The Hotel and Restaurant Association Of Western India (HRAWI) had organized a seminar on ‘Direct Taxes’ for its members in Mumbai last week. Addressed by Mr. Anil Harish, an eminent speaker and an expert in Tax matters, the seminar enabled the attendee hoteliers and restaurateurs to understand matters that include the implications of the Union Budget, introduction of new policies, and the taxes levied among others. Like each year, the seminar received a good response from its members and helped receive clarity on the many doubts they had, especially on taxation.
“Taxes form an important and integral part of any establishment. The seminar was conducted in order to brief our members and clarify their doubts on the proposed taxes in the Union Budget 2017-18 and its impact on the hospitality sector. Besides this, there were a lot of queries from the food and beverage operators regarding GST. The seminar in many ways proved to be an eye-opener for the attendees. We are glad to get such positive response from the members and plan to conduct more such seminars frequently in future,” said Mr. Dilip Datwani, President, HRAWI.
The seminar also specified the Government’s investment plans for allied sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, education, and tourism, and discussed concerns regarding overlapping taxes.