Given my experience with Vodaphone....
...specifically getting them to return money they grabbed then one hopes India has better laws than the UK
India's supreme court has given the nation's telcos a decade to pay billions of dollars in back taxes. The case dates back to 1999, when India introduced a taxation model that required the country's telecoms companies to share a percentage of revenues with the nation's government. A decade-long dispute over how that sum should …
Yes, that does still annoy me somewhat. Something like the following wasn't it?
HMRC: You owe us £LOTS
<lots of to/fro>
Voda: How about £notsomuch
I suspect anyone else attempting something like that would be told by HMRC in no uncertain terms that it's not going to happen.
@Jay, India's tax regime is even more chaotic than HMRC.
Most people don't pay tax because it has to be paid in person and nobody trusts the tax collectors to not trouser it, so nobody pays it.
Have a look at:
India total tax revenue last year was £58bn for the UK for comparison was £623bn
If you're big enough, you can tell countries to ef off when it comes to taxes. A decade of dispute and another decade to pay. And, one assumes, one or more reductions in the amount during the next decade. Plus the possibility of further delays.
India will be lucky to get enough to pay for tandoori chicken for Modi and his staff.
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