About KTPA


Kerala Tax Practitioners' Association

KTPA is a body of registered Tax Practitioners in the state of Kerala. It has been formed in the year 2011. The Association is registered under the Trade Unions Act, 1926. The Registration Number allotted is 07-02 of 2011. Registered Office of the association is situated at CC67/8908(A), Choolackal Buildings, Teresa Lane, Convent Jn., Market Road KOCHI 682011. This Association have more than 2000 members all over the state. All the members are Registered Sales Tax/GST/Income Tax Practitioners of the respective statutes... Become a Member of KTPA - Join Now!

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Leading Tax Practitioners' Association in Kerala Member in the State Gst Grievance Redressal Committee Unit Committees in almost all Taluks in the State Conducting Classess on Taxation to members and business fraternity Social Activities Social Supports Welfare Schemes for Members Conferences Seminars Training on Soft-Skills etc. etc..


  • To advance the social, moral and material welfare of the members.
  • To promote espirit do corps among the members.
  • To promote sympathy and friendly intercourse among the members.
  • To protect and promote the interest of all the members.
  • To afford opportunity to the members to meet together and exchange their ideas and opinions and discuss and deal with the matters of common interests and especially that of taxation matters.
  • To bring to the notice of the Government and other authorities concerned any difficulty that the Association or any member of the Association may experience.
  • To plan and implement such scheme that may be beneficial and conducive to the welfare of the members.
  • To consider and adopt proper measures to improve the professional status of the members.
  • To educate the public in general and business community in particular, the impact of the taxation laws.
  • To impart knowledge of taxation laws to all those who are interested.
  • To study taxation laws and make proper and timely suggestions to the Governments so that the implementation of laws may be made easy.
  • To strive for the social and economic development of the country and the people thereof.
  • To do all such other lawful things as are incidental and conducive to the attainment of the above object.
  • To achieve any like-wise object or objects other than these enumerated above added at a meeting of the State General Body of the Association……. * * *


    To achieve the objects of the Association as enumerated above, we undertake the following functions and activities:-
  • The Association is publishing a tax journal every month under the name and style of “THE TAX ADVISOR” from Thiruvananthapuram. Articles on taxation, court decisions, circulars, question & answers on tax issues, information about tax administrations etc comprise its subject matter. The magazine has a wide appreciation and popularity among both our members and the business community.
  • We are conducting periodic Taxation Seminars relating Income Tax, VAT, Service Tax & Works Contract etc.. Eminent faculties on the subjects lead classes and interactive sessions.
  • We have projects like KTPA Members Welfare Fund to provide financial support to our members when needed.
  • We provide Personality Development and Soft Skill classes to our members to boost their humane qualities and professional ethics and quality.
  • The Commercial Taxes Department has appointed our representatives in the District Level VAT Advisory Committees and our suggestion and recommendations aimed at alleviation the problems of the trading community in taxation matters are duly considered by the authorities.
  • We provide timely representations and suggestions to the Government to remove the anomalies and difficulties in the administration of the tax laws.
  • We undertake an Accounting and Taxation Course under our banner “KTPA ACADEMIC COUNCIL” to impart fruitful training to commerce graduates to equip them to become competent Tax Practitioners.
  • And the list continues….


  • First State Conference on 22nd January, 2011 at Co-Bank Towers Hall, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Second State Conference on 03rd February, 2012 at Co-Bank Towers Hall, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Third State Conference on 04th & 05th January, 2013 at Tagore Centenary Hall, Thrissur.
  • Fourth State Conference on 09th & 10th January, 2015 at CSI Retreat Centre, Kottayam.
  • Fifth State Conference on 02nd & 03rd December, 2016 at Roopatha Pastoral Hall, Chakkanthara, Palakkad.
  • Sixth State Conference on 04th & 05th January, 2019 at Priyadarshini Hall, Aluva, Ernakulam.
  • Seventh State Conference on 01st & 02nd July, 2021 at Ernakulam [virtual platform].


  • Seminar on VAT vs GST -ON 03-02-2012 at Co-Bank Towers Hall, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Excellence 2011 a soft skill development training at Hotel Pearl Regency, Thrissur on 09-07-2011
  • Tax Fest-I 2day residential training programme at Koviloor, Munnar.
  • Multi-District Seminar on GST is going on.
  • Tax Fest-II 2day residential training programme at Kairali Heritage, Kannur
  • Tax Fest-III 2day residential training programme at Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu
  • Tax Fest-IV 2day residential training programme at Green Palace Residency, Wagamon

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Tax Practitioners in Kerala were virtually unorganized before 1987. It was in that year there emerged an organized effort to form an Association for Tax Practitioners. The move was apparently led by an eminent chartered accountant Shri.K N Valsan, Ernakulam, who in those time was running tax study centers named “Nikuti Padana Kendram” at various parts of Kerala for conducting “Income Tax and Sales Tax Practitioners’ Course” for Commerce Graduates. The Commerce Graduates who underwent his course took enrollment as Sales Tax Practitioners under the Kerala General Sales Tax Act, 1963. For the sake of creating a congenial platform for their practice and interaction, he and his team decided and formed an organization called “All Kerala Income Tax & Sales Tax Practitioners’ Association”, based at Ernakulam and obviously Shri.K.N.Valsan became its Founder President. The association took its registration under the Travancore-Cochin Literary and Charitable Societies Registration Act.
Though the Association managed some occasional meetings and arranged a few functions here and there, it didn’t poise any notable growth and its working was somewhat stagnant up to the year 2003. Then from an ardent decision of a few members towards the requirement to tone up the association, they made some homework and organized a state conference at Thuravoor, Alappuzha District on 12th April, 2003. In this meeting members from more districts, like Thiruvanathapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode & Kannur, participated. In the meeting Shri.K.N.Valsan re-elected as president and Shri.S.Venugopal from Mavelikara elected as General Secretary. The systematic work of the new team resulted in conducting a full-fledged two day State Conference with a Taxation Seminar on 06th & 07th January, 2006 at Panjajanyam Auditorium, Fort, Thiruvananthapuram. Delegates from almost all the districts attended the conference. Shri.K.N.Valsan & Shri.S.Venugopal were re-elected as President and General Secretary respectively.
The Association gained strength and shown its might on the following State Conference on 26th & 27th of January, 2008 at Ashirbhavan Auditorium Kochi. This conference witnessed the participation of all districts. Public Meeting, Delegate Meeting, Family Meet, Taxation Seminar and Cultural Programmes were the highlights of the Conference. Here Shri.K N Valsan again elected president and Shri. K. Manirathan from Kaleptta, Wayanad became the new General Secretary. Shri.R.Ramakrishnan Potty, Ernakulam emerged as State Treasurer.
By this time, the Association became a forefront movement of tax practitioners in Kerala. Members interaction and deliberations in the following years raised the need for a more solid platform for the Association to press the demands of the tax practitioners fraternity.
As such an idea of Trade Union Registration was aspired for and the resultant decision was taken at the one of the most memorable State Conference conducted on 29th & 30th January, 2010 at Sreyas Auditorium, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad where the resolution for registration of all association members to a new Association under the Trade Union Act, 1926 was unanimously passed. Shri.S Venugopal elected as new State President and Shri. K Manirathan, Shri.R.Ramakrishnan Potty re-elected as General Secretary and Treasurer respectively. In terms of members participation the Wayanad conference broke all previous records. All the resolutions presented in connection with trade union registration were carried and the outcome of that vibrant State Conference was nothing but the noble birth of a new organization at the Formation Meeting held on 04th September, 2010 at Hotel Moti Mahal, Thrissur under the name and style of Kerala Tax Practitioners’ Association!Memories Still Linjered!...

Since 1987Our Legacy

KTPA Formation Meeting

Held at Hotel Moti Mahal, Thrissur on 04-09-2010

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