We at Dhody & Associates compromising of four partner’s viz. CA Rakesh Dhody, CA Rajinder Chadha, CA Anil Jain and CA Sanjeev Kumar which is existence since past 29 years have put together a dedicated team of professionals who can help businesses transition to the GST regime in an integrated manner. The key differentiator we bring on board is our three-phased, unified-yet-modular approach (fiscal, supply chain and IT modules) which helps preserve value through a robust implementation methodology for the impacted functions, backed by efficient programme and change management principles, in three phases as
illustrated below:

5.1 GST impact assessment (Tax/Supply chain/IT) services

· Assessing the potential GST impact on different business functions and operations, in order to be better prepared for the transition, including quantification of impact on pricing, incentives, profitability, topline and cash flows.

· Reviewing the impact of GST on the current value chain elements (e.g. procurement, manufacturing and distribution) and proposing options for the realignment of the business model to help better capture the additional value that may be available on account of GST.

· Reviewing the existing ERP system for technical compatibility, coverage of business processes,
configuration of the localisation settings and impact of GST on the current business scenarios (e.g.
procurement, sales and distribution).

5.2 Representation assistance
· Identifying obstacles being faced by the company under the existing regime.

· Highlighting the likely GST provisions which could be detrimental to the business of a company.

· Suggesting the strategy around the representation.

· Assisting in finalising the representation.

· Assistance in time-to-time meetings and follow up.

5.3 Revalidation and fine tuning assistance
· Revalidating the impact analysis of GST, after the draft GST legislation is available in the public domain.
· Identifying potential business approaches in order to help manage tax costs and mitigate any adverse
5.4 Implementation assistance
· Realigning the ‘target operating model’ to help ensure smooth functioning of the selected operating
model option.
· User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of IT systems. Reorganising business processes. Providing assistance
in finalisation of the implementation plan for the company. Providing assistance on transition-related
provisions. Reviewing vendor/customer communication. Assisting in preparing GST manuals for easy
· Implementing the revised IT landscape by integrating testing sign off for GST changes, executing the
transaction on production system (go-Live) and finalising the configuration documents of the changes

5.5 Post-implementation assistance
· Assist in preparing instruction manuals, including providing assistance in framing systems and
procedures to ensure compliances and helping in dealing with transitional issues such as assistance in
understanding the transitional provisions, helping in devising the approach for transition of existing
contracts under the new regime and helping in identifying the requisite changes, computation of taxes
and filing of returns under the GST regime, etc.
· Assisting in the communication to be sent to key vendors/customers by the company, highlighting
changes in the taxation regime and the consequent impact on transactions.
5.6 Project management services
· Undertaking detailed planning of activities in co-ordination with various work streams.
· Tracking the progress of various work streams. Identifying key milestones, dependencies and helping
ensure smooth execution. Identifying issues during execution and suggesting mitigation plans. Helping
ensure effective communication/co-ordination amongst stakeholders.
· Support in terms of developing training materials and training the trainers.
5.7 Customised training
· Organising trainings for senior management on strategic and critical areas of GST’s impact on
the company’s business model, impact on the bottom-line, and on how to reduce tax risks.
· Conducting workshops for operational staff on procedural mechanisms, documentation requirements,
control checks on data/information, etc.
· Training dealers on the applicability of GST, its impact on them and measures to help ensure
5.8 Compliance reviews/outsourcing
· Providing assistance to the tax team in reviewing the documents to be filed with the tax authorities
such as registration applications, transition stock statements, credit transition documents, etc.
· Advising on the base upon which goods and services can be valued for payment of GST. Reviewing
sample invoices and credit/debit note formats to be maintained under the new tax regime as prepared
by the company and providing comments thereon from a GST perspective. Reviewing the records that
need to be maintained by the company under the new tax regime. Reviewing GST returns to be filed by
the company.
· Assisting with GST compliance on an on-going basis.
5.9 Deputation (Loan staff)
· Seconding GST-trained staff to help handle the tax processes on a long-term or assignment basis.
· Seconding GST-trained managers to provide high-level support to the tax functions.