A cost and management accountant by profession, Mallikarjun Gupta is a GST expert. He is recognised as an Emerging Voice for his extensive writing on GST, accounting, and financial reporting.
Mallikarjun Gupta writes on India’s GST business strategy, transaction analysis, and assists in representation with tax authorities on service tax, VAT, and GST matters along with the filing of returns.
He has written four books on GST namely, Roll up Your Sleeves for GST: The Impending Tax Reform India; Good and Simple Tax – GST For You; Guidance Note on GST Annual Return – ICAI; and e-Invoice the Encyclopedia for Indian GST.
Besides, he has also co-authored several books on GST and accounting. He is also an avid runner and has completed 19 timed half-marathons and two ultra marathons.
Mallikarjun writes extensively on how the GST is proving to be a boon for small businesses in India. He believes GST holds a big promise for taxpayers to streamline their business and accounting processes while availing the maximum tax benefits. The only caveat, he maintains, is that businesses must be punctual and precise in following the procedures laid down by the GST Council.
A big believer in GST, Mallikarjun feels the tax reform has revolutionised the way business is carried out, and the way a tax system works. His writing explains how GST has simplified the return filing process for businesses and harbingered an era of accountability and transparency, paving the way for eliminating tax-related corruption to a large extent.
“Internationally acclaimed systems play a crucial role in streamlining accounting processes, billing, bill-wise/ledger-wise data, generating balance sheets, and most importantly, generating GST compliant invoices. Also, the responsibility of reconciliation is on the taxpayer, who has to continuously follow up with the vendor and also maintain his records precisely. An advanced GST ready software system can also streamline the reconciliation process.”