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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Is India a Tax Hell?

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 amends IT Act w.e.f. 01.04.1962 to bring deals like Vodafone Under Tax Net

It is, proposed to amend the Income Tax Act in the following manner:- (i) Amend section 9(1)(i) to clarify that the expression ‘through’ shall mean and include and shall be deemed to have always meant and included by means of, in consequence of or by reason of. (ii) Amend section 9(1)(i) to clarify that an asset or a capital as...

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Vodafone’s ruling can be used in favor of assessee if supported by proper documentation

The Bombay High court in the case of Vodafone International BV [Writ Petition No. 1325 of 2010] had inter alia held that the ‘controlling interest’ in an Indian Company is by itself a capital asset, the transfer of which is liable to taxes in India. As there was admittedly a transfer of controlling interest in the Hutchison India by H...

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Bombay HC defers hearing on Vodafone Plc’s petition

The Bombay high court on Tuesday deferred a hearing on Vodafone Plc’s petition against the income tax authorities without specifying a new date for next hearing. The Bombay high court on Tuesday deferred a hearing on Vodafone Plc’s petition against t...

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New dimension to TDS provisions

Starting form the allegation of Reliance Communication routing international call as local call through BSNL’s network, to the recent 2G scam that calls for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to be constituted, telecom companies have been in news for in...

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761 Page Income Tax order concludes Vodafone-Hutch deal taxable in India

The Income Tax Department has, in a 761-page order, asserted its jurisdiction to tax Vodafone Group Plc’s $11.2 billion deal with Hutchison Telecommunications International in 2007, saying the deal was designed to hoodwink tax authorities by showing it had taken place abroad....

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