Tk 950 m In VAT Asks SC For Mobile-Phone Operators To Pay Govt

The Supreme Court (SC) has requested the six cellular telephone administrators in Bangladesh to pay the administration Tk 950 million in VAT against the rent they paid in most recent four years.

A four-in number Appellate Division seat headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha conveyed a decision to this impact on Thursday.

It emptied a High Court arrange that had stayed a National Board of Revenue (NBR) direction to pay the expense.

The stay request had come after the administrators moved the High Court testing the NBR guideline.

The Appellate Division, be that as it may, requested continuation of the knowing about a principle the High Court had issued on the administrators’ request.

“Presently the administrators need to pay the cash,” Deputy Attorney General SM Moniruzzaman told on Friday.

“The court has said the administrators will recover the cash in the event that they win the fight in court at the High Court. Or something bad might happen, the cash will stay with the national exchequer,” he included.

NBR’s Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) in April this year requested Grameenphone to pay Tk 190 million, Banglalink Tk 340 million, Airtel Tk 160 million, Robi Tk 150 million, Citycell Tk 70 million and Teletalk Tk 40 million in VAT against the rent they paid from 2011 to 2015 for their towers and different foundations.

Grameenphone, Banglalink, Airtel and Robi moved the High Court independently against the request.

The court issued a guideline on the NBR and stayed its request for three months.

Representative Attorney General Moniruzzaman spoke to the State while Rokon Uddin Mahmud, Fida M Kamal, AM Amin Uddin and Sharif Bhuiyan contended for the administrators at Thursday hearing.

Airtel legal counselor Amin Uddin told that the Appellate Division requested the High Court seat drove by Justice Zinat Ara to hear and discard the principle by July 31.

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