Friday, January 23, 2009

Supreme Court rejects Vodafone's appeal

According to a report in the Economic Times, the Supreme Court has refused to admit Vodafone’s SLP against the order of the Bombay High Court in the Vodafone tax matter. The Court has asked Vodafone to respond to the show cause notice issued by the Revenue. It now appears that the battle will reach the Supreme Court – if at all – only after a long time.


The judgment of the Bombay High Court has been discussed here. While technically decided on the point of maintainability, the High Court did make strong observations on the merits against Vodafone's case. It remains to be seen how far those observations will actually impact the assessment, and the issue is likely to heat up again as Vodafone prepares its reply to the show-cause notice.

1 comment:

Dum Spiro, Spero. said...

Hi

Thanks for the discussion on the Vodafone Case. It was quite helpful.

A suggestion: Try more specific labels.

Following the discussion on the Vodafone case was a bit of a struggle as all the posts are labeled 'Taxation'. An additional label 'Vodafone' or the like would have made things easier.