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Vodafone to pursue international arbitration over India tax proposal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India, Netherlands
  • April 20 2012

On Tuesday, Vodafone warned India’s government that it will initiate international arbitration proceedings if the government refuses to withdraw pending legislation to impose retroactive taxes on transactions between Indian and foreign companies, charging that the proposal violates Vodafone’s rights under an investment treaty between the Netherlands and India


Senators voice concern with spectrum provisions of tax bill passed by House
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

In a letter delivered on Monday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) joined Republican colleagues Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in objecting to certain spectrum-related provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (H.R. 3630) that are “overly prescriptive” and would unduly hinder the FCC’s spectrum management authority


Ohio Supreme Court rules against DBS industry in tax case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators DISH Network and DirecTV are assessing their legal options in the wake of a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court (OSC) that upholds the constitutionality of a 5.5 sales tax that is imposed by the state on DBS offerings but not on cable TV services that are arguably functionally equivalent to DBS from the standpoint of subscribers


Wireless tax bill approved by House Judiciary Committee
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

Legislation imposing a five-year moratorium on new state and local taxes that target wireless services was approved last Thursday by members of the House Judiciary Committee, who also endorsed amendments that would (1) provide an exemption for taxes approved by voters and (2) mandate a study of the bill’s impact on state and local governments


Chicago internet customers file suit against online streaming tax
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

Six Chicago residents have asked an Illinois state court to overturn a July ruling by the Chicago Finance Department (CFD) that extends the city's 9


Industry urges Congress to act on wireless tax bills
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

As millions of Americans put the finishing touches on federal tax returns that were due on Tuesday, executives of wireless association CTIA and six major wireless carriers wrote to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to urge passage of separate bills that would impose a five-year moratorium on new state or local taxation of wireless services and establish a national framework for taxes applied to digital goods and services


Waxman urges House lawmakers to revisit spectrum-related provisions of tax relief bill
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

During a conference committee session, ranking House Energy & Commerce Committee member Henry Waxman (D-CA) urged his colleagues to “clean up” spectrum-related provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (H.R. 3630) that prohibit the FCC from imposing eligibility restrictions on bidders for spectrum reclaimed through the incentive auction process


Vodafone not liable for taxes on Essar purchase, says India Supreme Court
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • January 27 2012

A long-running battle between British wireless giant Vodafone and India’s tax authority ended in victory for Vodafone, as India’s Supreme Court decreed that Vodafone does not owe US$4.4 billion in taxes and penalties accruing from its $10.9 billion acquisition of Hutchison Essar in 2007


Bill proposes uniform tax framework for digital goods
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2010

Observing that "existing sales and use taxes are inadequate and ill-equipped to address today's digital economy," House Communications, Technology & Internet Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA) introduced legislation that would establish a uniform national framework for the taxation of digital goods and services


Vodafone ordered to deposit $554 million in Indian tax case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • November 19 2010

Pending a final decision on Vodafone’s appeal against a government directive that holds Vodafone liable for US$2.5 billion in taxes and interest accruing from the company’s 2007 acquisition of Hutchison Essar, the Supreme Court of India ordered Vodafone on Monday to submit a deposit of $554.1 million within three weeks as well as bank guarantees within eight weeks that would cover the outstanding portion of the government’s tax claim