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Leading Indian American tax expert honoured with Hind Rattan award

IANS  |  Santa Clara (California) 

Leading Indian American and certified public Neeraj has been conferred with the prestigious Award for 2018.

is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of practice in international and domestic tax planning and compliance for start-ups and multinational entities.

Coinciding with the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas and instituted by the of India, the Awards honour high achievers of Indian origin from professional disciplines. Over the past 37 years, the has become a strong bridge connecting people of Indian origin with Its focus is to "strengthen emotional bonds" between the and the country.

runs a successful tax and accountancy firm in the heart of Silicon Valley with offices in as well. He specializes in international tax, audit and review, accounting, compliance and reporting, and corporate compliance.

Bhatia is a sought after tax professional who has offered extensive commentary on US and tax issues over the years.

"With India-US trade, corporate and economic relations booming, companies on both sides of the world are always looking for professionals who have expertise in tax and corporate laws of and India," Bhatia said.

"My firm has the advantage of having professionals who have decades of experience navigating tax laws in the two countries," he said.

During the past two decades of practice in Silicon Valley, Bhatia has helped around 1,000 start-ups get off the ground. It was his insights into the IT sector that led him to be associated closely with Software Technology Parks of (STPI) -- an undertaking -- in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bhatia has also kept his focus on helping several Indian American organisations representing half a dozen Indian states engaged in charitable causes. He assists them in maintaining their charitable status through strict regulatory compliance.

Bhatia, a Certified Public in California, Colorado, and New York, has a degree in chartered accountancy from India and holds an LL.M. in international taxation from the US. He was awarded a gold medal and monthly scholarship for three years by India's Central Board of Secondary Education for securing the first rank in India in the Board exam.

He was also awarded a gold medal by & Works (Management) Accountants of India for securing first rank in

He is of and is also on the Board of the University of Silicon Andhra, a newly-formed university imparting post-graduate degree programmes in Indian languages, literature and arts.



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First Published: Wed, January 17 2018. 11:14 IST