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Indian tax authorities accuse Cadbury of avoiding $46 million in taxes; parent company says it is fully cooperating with investigation

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Author: AFP

Les autorités fiscales indiennes soupçonnent la filiale locale du géant de la confiserie Cadbury d'une évasion fiscale de 46 millions de dollars en ayant fait état d'une production issue d'une usine qui n'existait pas… Selon [le Wall Street Journal], Cadbury India a manipulé des factures et d'autres documents pour obtenir une exemption fiscale pour des entreprises ayant débuté la production au 31 mars 2010 dans une nouvelle usine située dans l'Etat de l'Himachal Pradesh...Cadbury India, contrôlé par le groupe Mondelez International, a indiqué qu'il "étudiait" la notification des autorités fiscales et qu'il répondrait sous les 30 jours, conformément à la date limite fixée par l'Inde… L'Inde a considérablement intensifié sa politique fiscale à l'égard des multinationales opérant dans le pays dans une volonté d'accroître ses recettes et de diminuer son déficit public. [Fait référence à Vodafone]

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5 March 2013

India Says Cadbury Used Phantom Factory to Avoid Taxes

Author: Joe Palazzolo & Julie Jargon, Wall Street Journal

A…report by the country's tax authorities…accuses Cadbury's Indian unit of manipulating invoices and other documents to get a tax exemption available to companies that began production in new plants in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh by March 31, 2010…"We are in the process of reviewing the contents of the show-cause notice from the Excise Department and will respond to it under legal advice," Mondelez [formerly Kraft Foods, owner of Cadbury] spokesman…said...He said the company was cooperating fully with authorities in the investigation…The tax case against Cadbury comes as India's government, under pressure to bridge a budget gap, is seeking billions of dollars from multinational companies it says haven't properly valued transactions with their Indian subsidiaries...[Refers to Shell, Vodafone]

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24 January 2013

Tax avoidance - an introduction

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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