Rahul Garg, Partner and Leader, Tax Technology, PwC India
A taxman’s pride in his skill set sometimes becomes a hurdle in adoption of technology for tax. Tax professionals set themselves apart in their belief that they have deep interpretative skills (and at times even the ability to read what is not written!) to lead their tax function. Tax functions of today, however, require crunching of a variety of data and information to effectively contribute to organisations’ business advantage. The conflict has been perennial, with most tax professionals hating to soil their hands by plodding through reams of data and information.