Hutchison Essar

  • Govt may waive penalty in Vodafone-like cases May 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with criticism over the proposed amendments to tax laws with retrospective effect, the government may dilute the provisions to allow waiver of penalties on tax demands to be raised on Vodafone-like acquisitions involving domestic assets. "Adding a clause to allow waiver of penalty for deals which took place...
  • Tax case: HC asks Vodafone to deposit extra 5 cr March 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday directed telecom major Vodafone India to deposit with it an additional amount of Rs five crore before March 31, in connection with an over Rs 77-crore tax demand, while the Income Tax department decides on the company's rectification application. The division bench headed by...
  • A salve for a taxing moment: The Vodafone story February 7, 2012

    The court hearings had gone on through all of August. On September 8, 2010, the Bombay High Court was packed to the rafters with newspaper reporters of all hues. There was a battery of lawyers representing the Government of India and telecom giant Vodafone. There were two judges who had...
  • Vodafone tax hearing begins in Bombay HC June 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Vodafone tax case hearing started in the Bombay high court on Monday. The Court is to decide whether Vodafone owes the Indian government nearly $2 billon for its takeover of Hutchison Essar, one of the country's major mobile networks. Vodafone bought a controlling stake in the last...