Income Tax officials have sent an interim report on the tax evasion charge against cellular phone manufacturer Nokia India to the department’s headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday, after conducting a search in its factory premises in Sriperumbudur on January 8.

A senior I-T official said Nokia had failed to deduct any tax and thereby it violated transfer pricing guidelines. While the evasion of tax deducted at source (TDS) was estimated to be around Rs.3,000 crore, the violation due to transfer pricing could be to the tune of around Rs.10,000 crore.

The I-T officials were confident of collecting the tax dues up to the tune of Rs.3,000 crore either by February end or March first week. An official spokesman for Nokia said the company was ready to resolve the issue in quick and fair manner with the support of the Indian government.

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