Dr. Amar Mehta holds Ph.D. (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and LLM (a US law school) in international taxation. His online commentaries, books, white papers, articles, and updates are well received by the fellow international tax professionals all over the world. He is presently based in Canada, and is a former EY international tax partner.
Dr. Mehta passed the Intermediate CA exams in 1992 and the Final CA exams in 1993. He had the distinction of passing both the exams, at each level both groups together, in the very first attempt. That is considered rather uncommon achievement in India. He has been passionately focused on the subject of taxation right since he was a student – in CA Final, he opted for ‘Combination C’. As a result, he was the only candidate in the examination centre appearing for Tax Planning & Tax Management Exam (besides the regular tax exam).
In the early years of his career, Dr. Mehta gained distinction of pursuing and completing the prestigious postgraduate program of the Institute of chartered accountants of India in Tax Planning and Tax Management, which was open only to the members of the ICAI. Dr. Mehta is one of only few chartered accountants in the entire history of the ICAI who have completed that program.