Income tax raids on Chinese mobile firms In India

New Delhi: With the Income Tax department conducting searches at several premises of Chinese mobile companies across the nation, leading smartphone brands Xiaomi and OPPO said they continue to cooperate with authorities as per the law of the land.

The smartphone companies were allegedly violating rules and norms to evade taxes and were on the radar of several probe agencies, including the I-T Department, according to an IANS report,

A Xiaomi spokesperson said that as a responsible company, “we give paramount importance to ensuring that we are compliant with all Indian laws”.

“As an invested partner in India, we are fully cooperating with authorities to ensure they have all the required information,” the company spokesperson added.

OPPO said: “We highly respect and abide by the law of the land.”

“We will continue to fully cooperate with authorities concerned as per procedure,” the company added.

Some Chinese firms which were allegedly running mobile loan application and transport business, were raided by the government agencies. Now, few more firms have come into their radar.

According to an official, basically the manufacturing units were being raided along with a few corporate houses.

“Few teams also raided the godowns (warehouses) of the Chinese mobile companies. The officials have recovered incriminating documents,” said the source.

The raids took place at the offices of state-distribution partners of OPPO, including in Hyderabad, the source added.

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