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Cellcos involved in Rs 47b tax evasion cant join 3G auction

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Senate Sub-Committee on Ministry of Information Technology has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) not to allow telecom companies to participate in the upcoming 3G spectrum auction that are allegedly involved in evading Rs 47 billion taxes.These directives were issued after the former Director General Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) Islamabad and existing Member Inland Revenue Service Ijaz Hussain Shah admitted that he was verbally pressurized for waiving the…Read More

Cellcos concerned over Rs 47b tax evasion issue

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Perturbed over the allegations of Rs47 billion sales tax evasion over the past five years, the local telecom operators are set to get themselves out of this critical situation by bringing forth the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s position that the interconnection charges are expenses’ and not `income’ under the Calling Party Pays regime.The companies have reportedly expressed their concern over what they claimed a propaganda’ campaign against them with regard to…Read More