SC defers Vodafone hearing to 15 November

SC defers Vodafone hearing to 15 November

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.

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