A voluntary organisation established on 6th July 1949, BCAS has more than 9,000 members from all over the country at present and is a principle-centred and learning-oriented organisation promoting quality service and excellence in the profession of Chartered Accountancy and is a catalyst for bringing out better and more effective Government policies & laws and for clean & efficient administration and governance.
The diverse activities of BCAS include:
BCA Journal: The Bombay Chartered Accountant Journal (BCAJ) is a publication with a track record of over 40 years and is considered as an outstanding publication by tax and accounting professionals in practice or in industry. It includes analytical articles and updates on the subjects such as Direct Tax, Indirect Tax, International Tax, Accounting and Auditing and Information Technology.
BCAS Web TV (www.bcasonline.tv): BCAS Web TV is a new initiative of BCAS based on the Internet Video Streaming Service where you can see video or hear audio recordings of select events conducted by BCAS on your computer or on your internet enabled mobile device.
Publications: Every year BCAS publishes Referencer along with a CD which is an indispensable tool for professionals as well as those in the industry. We also publish books on varied topics of professional interest such as Audit Check-list, TDS, Fraud, Transfer Pricing, FEMA, Laws & Business and Charitable Trust.
Representations: BCAS makes representations to various authorities on different laws as well as on procedural issues, with a view to making them just and friendly to the general public. The representations include pre and post budget memoranda to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Ministry of Company Affairs, and Central Board of Direct Taxes among others.
Educational Activities: BCAS conducts various educational activities such as seminars, workshops, residential refresher courses, study circles, lecture meetings, distant learning programs on Service tax and TDS.
Free Advisory Clinics: BCAS conducts following free clinics: Accounts & Audit Clinic, Charitable Trust Clinic and RTI Clinic to help the members & non-members in respective areas. Eminent experts provide free advice at these clinics on pre-fixed days.
BCAS Website: The website of BCAS viz. www.bcasonline.org, apart from giving the latest news, circulars and notifications relevant for professionals, also serves as a “Knowledge Portal”, and is an excellent source of information.