Vodafone

Vodafone Case: Long Decade Batte Took A U-Turn

Income Tax - The table turning judgement of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague came after a decade long battle fought by the Vodafone Plc against the Indian Income Tax Authorities and Government of India. The Indian Income-tax Authorities have been burdened with substantial cost by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague by making...

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Vodafone wins arbitration against India in retrospective tax case

Income Tax - The Telecom major Vodafone won a long pending case against the Indian government in an international court over Rs.22, 000 crore in retrospective tax dispute. Let’s take a look at what happened; Facts of the Case: The main companies involved were as under: HTIL Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (Hong Kong). It was the sell...

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Arbitration and tax disputes: Hand in hand?

Income Tax - While the Indian Government is going all out to create a positive India outline, however, it is a reality that the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business 2015 report puts India as low as 186 on the criteria of contract enforcement. India strongly believes in the rule of law but an important aspect in doing business is factored out of the eas...

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Vodafone International: `Victim of Choked Recovery’

Income Tax - One among st the main issues surrounding the impasse is the payment of ejected liability carrying a whopping sum of Rs.14000 crore by Vodafone International Holdings B.V. under the parasol of Capital Gains Tax to the Indian tax administration. An issue squarely won by Vodafone in a proactive tax war with the authorities at the Hon’ble S...

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Is India a Tax Hell?

Income Tax - Finance Ministry, while presenting the much disillusioned and indifferent Union Budget with heavy fanfare and subsequent silence, brought out an amendment that took many people by surprise. It was not just a normal amendment. Rather, it was the Amendment with retrospective effect, of taxing transactions which resembled the 'Vodafone-Hutch...

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Govt. accepts Order of Bombay HC in Vodafone case

Income Tax - The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in a major decision, has decided to accept the order of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited (VISPL) dated 10.10.2014. This is a major correction of a tax matter which has adversely affected investor sentiment....

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Why Govt withdraws Conciliation Measures Initiated Earlier with Vodafone

Income Tax - Correct Factual Position and the Circumstances that led to the Government’s Proposal to Withdraw from the Conciliation Measures Initiated Earlier with Vodafone International Holdings B.V.(Vodafone)...

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Vodafone makes no provision for Hutch deal tax claim

Income Tax - British telecom giant Vodafone has decided against making a provision in its balance sheet for the over Rs 11,000 tax claim made by Indian authorities for its 2007 deal to acquire stake in Hutchison-Essar....

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Vodafone may Pay tax if interest, penalty waived

Income Tax - UK-based telecom giant Vodafone on Thursday said it is willing to discuss tax related issues with the government and paying tax, which amounts to around Rs. 8,000 crore, is an option provided the interest and penalty are waived...

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FM justifies decision to neutralise impact of SC decision in Vodafone case

Income Tax - Government on Wednesday justified its decision to neutralise the impact of Supreme Court decision in the Vodafone case by amending the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect suggesting it was to prevent outflow of Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000 crore from the exchequer....

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Vodafone wins $2.50 billion tax case tax case in Supreme Court

Vodafone International Holdings B.V. Vs Union of India & Anr. (Supreme Court of India) - In a 2.5 billion dollar sigh of relief for Vodafone, and for other companies eyeing assets in India, the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone. The court has said that the Indian tax department cannot tax the transaction that saw Vodafone acquire 67 per cent stake in Hutchison Essar, a mobil...

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Sale price of shares cannot be apportioned towards transfer of controlling interest, where there is no express written understanding

Asstt. Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle-7 Vs M/s. R.K.B.K Fiscal Services Ltd (ITAT Kolkata) - The argument that “controlling interest” was transferred with the shares was not acceptable as the share purchase agreement had been signed by the Power of Attorney (“POA”) holder. In the absence of the copy of the same, which would determine whether...

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Discount allowed on sale of Sim Cards is nothing but commission and TDS is applicable under section 194H of Income Tax Act 1961

Vodafone Essar Cellular Ltd. Vs. ACIT (Kerala High Court) - Vodafone Essar Cellular Ltd. v. ACIT On this issue, the Kerala High Court observed that it was the SIM card which linked the mobile subscriber to the assessee`s network. Therefore, supply of SIM card by the assessee-telecom company was only for the purpose of rendering continued services to the sub...

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Applicability TDS charges on pre-paid mobile cellular services provided by a service provider through its distributor’s network

Vodafone Essar Cellular Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Cochin) - . There is no dispute or dis-agreement regarding the nature of transactions entered into between the assessee and its distributors. The assessee company, by virtue of the licence issued by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, is engaged in providing Mobile telephone services to...

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Applicability of provisions of section 194H on post-paid services and pre-paid package

Vodafone Essar Cellular Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Cochin) - 25. There is no dispute or dis-agreement regarding the nature of transactions entered into between the assessee and its distributors. The assessee company, by virtue of the licence issued by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, is engaged in providing Mobile telephone services ...

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Ministry of Finance clarification on Vodafone arbitration appeal

Release ID: 1664705 - (15/10/2020) - A speculative news story being circulated in some section of media claiming that Attorney General has  given opinion  in favour of  not appealing in the Vodafone Arbitration award is totally incorrect and without any factual basis....

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Govt. accepts Order of Bombay HC in Vodafone case

Instruction No. 2/2015 - (29/01/2015) - The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in a major decision, has decided to accept the order of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited (VISPL) dated 10.10.2014. This is a major correction of a tax matter which has adversely affect...

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Vodafone Case: Long Decade Batte Took A U-Turn

The table turning judgement of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague came after a decade long battle fought by the Vodafone Plc against the Indian Income Tax Authorities and Government of India. The Indian Income-tax Authorities have been burdened with substantial cost by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague by making...

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Ministry of Finance clarification on Vodafone arbitration appeal

Release ID: 1664705 (15/10/2020)

A speculative news story being circulated in some section of media claiming that Attorney General has  given opinion  in favour of  not appealing in the Vodafone Arbitration award is totally incorrect and without any factual basis....

Read More

Vodafone wins arbitration against India in retrospective tax case

The Telecom major Vodafone won a long pending case against the Indian government in an international court over Rs.22, 000 crore in retrospective tax dispute. Let’s take a look at what happened; Facts of the Case: The main companies involved were as under: HTIL Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (Hong Kong). It was the sell...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Arbitration and tax disputes: Hand in hand?

While the Indian Government is going all out to create a positive India outline, however, it is a reality that the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business 2015 report puts India as low as 186 on the criteria of contract enforcement. India strongly believes in the rule of law but an important aspect in doing business is factored out of the eas...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Vodafone International: `Victim of Choked Recovery’

One among st the main issues surrounding the impasse is the payment of ejected liability carrying a whopping sum of Rs.14000 crore by Vodafone International Holdings B.V. under the parasol of Capital Gains Tax to the Indian tax administration. An issue squarely won by Vodafone in a proactive tax war with the authorities at the Hon’ble S...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Govt. accepts Order of Bombay HC in Vodafone case

Instruction No. 2/2015 (29/01/2015)

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in a major decision, has decided to accept the order of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited (VISPL) dated 10.10.2014. This is a major correction of a tax matter which has adversely affected investor sentiment....

Read More

Why Govt withdraws Conciliation Measures Initiated Earlier with Vodafone

Correct Factual Position and the Circumstances that led to the Government’s Proposal to Withdraw from the Conciliation Measures Initiated Earlier with Vodafone International Holdings B.V.(Vodafone)...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Vodafone makes no provision for Hutch deal tax claim

British telecom giant Vodafone has decided against making a provision in its balance sheet for the over Rs 11,000 tax claim made by Indian authorities for its 2007 deal to acquire stake in Hutchison-Essar....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Vodafone may Pay tax if interest, penalty waived

UK-based telecom giant Vodafone on Thursday said it is willing to discuss tax related issues with the government and paying tax, which amounts to around Rs. 8,000 crore, is an option provided the interest and penalty are waived...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

FM justifies decision to neutralise impact of SC decision in Vodafone case

Government on Wednesday justified its decision to neutralise the impact of Supreme Court decision in the Vodafone case by amending the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect suggesting it was to prevent outflow of Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000 crore from the exchequer....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

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