About Us

BT Associates is an Indirect Tax Consultant firm located in Kolkata manned by group of Tax professionals providing various specialized services on Indirect Tax. Real time knowledge of the industry and market trends is crucial to our clients' success. We assist corporate to respond to critical issues by intimately studying each client's business, understanding their requirements and corporate objectives and leveraging our incisive knowledge of key regulatory trends and industry dynamics and providing them with solutions that best address the situation. We understand the underlying industry and business issues that our clients’ face which helps us to customize solutions for their specific needs. Our Tax professionals and Supply Chain and IT professionals have a strong reputation in developing new ideas and solutions that have helped clients to improve their efficiencies and offer better services which ultimately helps our clients to keep more of what they earn.

Founder Member

Bhaskar Thakkar
Chief Planning Officer
BT Associates, India




Career History

Seventeen years of experience in Indirect Tax practice. Before moving to BT was heading eastern India Indirect Tax Practice of Ernst & Young from Kolkata office.


Chartered Accountant.

Speciality Areas

Structuring & Planning under Indirect Tax including foreign trade Policy; Litigation at various levels till Tribunal & Planning oppourtunies under SEZ & EOU Schemes.

  • Advisory services with regard to applicability of the taxes & duties, as well as procedural compliance such as registration, assessments, to name a few
  • Review of contracts and agreements to help mitigate the overall incidence of taxes & duties
  • Contributed thought leadership on technical papers as member of Indirect Tax Committee at various chamber of Commerce
  • Prolific speaker at various institutes, chambers, public gatherings
  • Conducting health checks in order to determine tax implications on client operations, gauge compliance with legal provisions and suggest tax planning opportunities
  • Advisory services relating to various aspects of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax law and applicable regulations - covering rates of duties, exemptions, valuation planning, classification assistance and assessments
  • Assisting clients on the policies and procedures set down under the Foreign Trade Policy.
  • Providing the right guidance to enable clients to make the most of duties & taxes by setting up of EOU/SEZ