Category: Nokia

‘Unavoidable’ Netflix Tax enters Parliament

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison says overseas companies selling digital products to Australians will not be able to avoid paying the GST. The so-called Netflix Tax that would see overseas-based businesses selling digital products to Australians collect 10 percent GST has entered the House of Representatives. Introduced by Treasurer Scott Morrison,… – Continue reading

Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) for navigating the tax tangle

If statistics are anything to go by, today India is the world’s fastest growing economy at 7.3% in 2015, outstripping the global average of 3.1%. With a new government in the centre, we do seem to be riding high on the growth trajectory. The Modi government has certainly done its… – Continue reading

Transfer pricing case: Vodafone gets relief from Bombay HC

The court overruled the order of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal issued last year suggesting that the income tax dept has jurisdiction in this dispute Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Thursday ruled in favour of the Indian arm of Vodafone Group Plc. in a Rs.8,500 crore transfer pricing tax dispute…. – Continue reading

Tax Horror Defying Modi Causes AIG to Shun Cover for India Deals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to offer much more than just his best intentions to clean up India’s whimsical tax regime to help convince insurers. Companies from Allianz SE to American International Group Inc. are avoiding offering tax-liability coverage in India’s cross-border mergers and acquisitions market because of a relatively… – Continue reading

Thursday’s papers: Portugese tax dodge, boat export surge, Åland plans, apartment rent ris

Finland’s print media carries a mixed bag of headlines this Thursday, from former business bosses moving to tax-soft Portugal to studio apartment rents rising fast outside Helsinki. Neutral zone Åland is also under scrutiny, and the boat industry, at least, is doing well. Top tabloid Iltalehti splashes its front page… – Continue reading

India: Recent Developments Regarding Minimum Alternative Tax

Over the past few months, several foreign portfolio investors registered in India have received notices from the Indian tax authorities demanding payment of Minimum Alternate Tax in respect of transactions which took place over the course of prior assessment years. The Indian Government has indicated that it could raise several… – Continue reading

India: recent developments regarding Minimum Alternate Tax

Over the past few months, several foreign portfolio investors registered in India have received notices from the Indian tax authorities demanding payment of Minimum Alternate Tax in respect of transactions which took place over the course of prior assessment years. The Indian Government has indicated that it could raise several… – Continue reading

Tax terrorism versus tax haven

The key is to arrive at a Goldilocks mean — rolling out tax-friendly policies while being firm with incorrigible offenders A phrase first used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a group of businessmen in the run-up to the elections last year has now come back to haunt his… – Continue reading

Board of Adjustment Annulled the Reassessment Decision against Nokian Tyres Plc Concerning Tax Years 2007-2010

HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Nokian Tyres plc (HEX:NRE1V) Stock Exchange Release 7 April 2015 3:15 p.m. Board of Adjustment annulled the reassessment decision against Nokian Tyres plc concerning tax years 2007-2010 The Board of Adjustment annulled the reassessment decision from the Tax Administration, according to which the Company was obliged to… – Continue reading

Adjudication forwards Q-Mobile tax evasion case to Preventive Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs adjudication has forwarded the Q-Mobile tax evasion case to the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive, Karachi for seeking legal and technical reference from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The adjudication department, during the hearing, has completely redundant the view point of MCC-Multan, because as per… – Continue reading

Vern Krishna: Corporate barons vote with their feet

The abolition of unfair taxes was one of the foundational principles of Magna Carta, a document that King John assented to on June 15, 1215 at Runnymede, England. Taxation must be fair, and requires the consent of the people. There is no more unfair aspect of fiscal law than retroactive… – Continue reading

A Guide to India’s Transfer Pricing Law, Part 2: Should BEPS be on India’s Radar?

In the first of this two part article, we outlined what businesses must do to comply with India’s transfer pricing laws, while stressing the key reforms introduced by the new government to bring certainty to the domestic tax system. Here, we discuss if and how India should respond to the… – Continue reading

Closed Nokia plant looks for buyers but problems remain

Legal disputes, lack of an ecosystem for smartphones and personnel availability are challenges As speculation swirls that Micromax, HTC and Chinese mobile handset manufacturer Xiaomi are eyeing the idle Nokia plant at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, experts say buyers will have to negotiate legal disputes, the lack of a smartphone supply… – Continue reading

What Yahoo and Nokia’s Offshore Cutbacks Tell Us About India

Yahoo! just made about $9 billion in cash from Alibaba Group’s initial public offering, and investors are licking their lips at the thought of how Marissa Mayer might spend it. Snapchat? AOL? Well, here’s one area you shouldn’t expect her to invest in: offshoring more jobs to India. The company… – Continue reading

Nokia’s Largest Plant to Shut Down in India

BANGALORE, India — One of the world’s biggest cellular phone manufacturing plants, located in the southern India city of Chennai, will stop production of mobile phones and down shutters after Nov. 1. Microsoft, its lone customer, has terminated a subcontract agreement. “Microsoft has informed Nokia that it will be terminating… – Continue reading

Nokia India, Finnish parent discuss tax evasion in emails

The department had slapped a tax demand of Rs 2,080 crore on the company last year while re-opening the assessment for AY 2006-07 and 2007-08. As Finnish phone-maker Nokia strives to meet the April 30 deadline for sealing the $7.2 billion deal with Microsoft, its tussle with the Indian tax… – Continue reading

I-T dept signs APAs with 5 MNCs, more pacts in offing

NEW DELHI: Seeking to reduce litigations and promote foreign investments, the Income Tax department has signed Advance Pricing Agreements with 5 multinational firms and plans to enter into more such pacts. “We have signed 5 APAs so far. We will be signing more in the coming days. Foreign companies are eager to… – Continue reading

Finnish envoy raps Indian tax laws

KOLKATA, MARCH 11: Aapo Polho, Ambassador of Finland to India, has said that taxation issues have diminished India’s attractiveness to global investors, including Finnish companies. Referring to mobile handset-maker Nokia’s conflict with the Indian Government over double taxation, he said, “The company (Nokia) played by the book”. “Over the past… – Continue reading

Black money: Swiss exchanging ‘lawful’ info with India

New Delhi: With India stepping up its pursuit of alleged black money in Swiss banks, Switzerland says it is exchanging information with Indian authorities on all lawful requests, but cannot help on enquiries based on stolen banking data. The European country, which has often been accused of being the most… – Continue reading