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SC defers Vodafone hearing to 15 November

SC defers Vodafone hearing to 15 November
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First Published: Mon, Oct 25 2010. 01 01 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Oct 25 2010. 01 01 PM IST
New Delhi: India’s top court has deferred the hearing of Vodafone’s $2.5 billion tax case to 15 November, Harish Salve, a lawyer for the telecom firm, told reporters on Monday.
Vodafone, fighting a tax bill in India over its 2007 purchase of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd’s mobile business in the country, had appealed to the Supreme Court challenging a lower court order that Indian tax authorities had jurisdiction over tax bills in cross-border deals.
The tax office last week asked Vodafone to pay Rs112.18 billion ($2.53 billion) within 30 days, but the British firm said it “strongly disagrees” with the calculation.
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First Published: Mon, Oct 25 2010. 01 01 PM IST