Vodafone will have to pay over Rs 11,000 crore tax, once the amendment to change the Income Tax Act is approved by Parliament, a Finance Ministry official said today.As per finance Ministry official Vodafone have to automatically pay the tax after approval of the amendments to the Finance Bill by Parliament and they  don’t need to send fresh tax demand notice to them. 

The government had raised a Rs 11,000 crore withholding tax demand on UK-based telecom firm for its USD 11 billion acquisition deal with Hutchison Essar in 2007.  With an aim to clarify the “intent” of the Income Tax 1961 on taxation of overseas deals involving domestic assets, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his 2012-13 Budget has proposed to amend the law with retrospective effect, to ensure that such deals are taxed.

According to the Finance Ministry official, “an important question is about equity in taxation. While ordinary tax payer pays its taxes honestly, those who have huge wealth do not pay taxes by taking recourse to tax avoidance through creation of multiple structures and routing their investments through low tax and no tax jurisdiction.”

PTI

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0 responses to “Post Finance Bill approval Vodafone have to pay tax – Finmin”

  1. A.VENKATESAN says:

    This kind of retrospective amendments will give a bad impression on the tax rules and govt. This should be avoided. Stupid act by fin minister.

    when they are in power they think that they are supreme.

  2. vk jain says:

    These people have no discipline, manners & respect towards business entrepreneurs, hon,ble judges of Apex courts & tax laws. i don’t understood why pranab (equal and opp. reaction concept) has not used his brain before doing this amendment?

    If they can do this over night, then why we (Indians) need to struggle to bring something which is good to our Nation..

  3. j says:

    so the finance minister is above supreme court and all the toil of the esttemed judges in done by one single stroke of the finance ministers pen. Then what is the judicial validity of the Hon SC, if the finance minister has the power to overrule SC by bringing retrospective amendments – 50 YEARS BACK-

    so wherever, the judgements are in f./o the assessee, finance minster will overrule them with RETROSPECTIVE amendments ??

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