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MTN denies evading tax in Cameroon

An anti-corruption commission probing the telecoms sector has named companies for unpaid tax.

MTN offices in Johannesburg. Picture: defenceweb.co.za
MTN,MTN owe taxes to Cameroon
Business World

JOHANNESBURG - Mobile operator, MTN, says it’s in full compliance with tax related matters in Cameroon despite a report released this week showing that several companies owe the West African country millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.

An anti-corruption commission probing the telecoms sector in Cameroon has named several companies, including MTN, saying collectively they owe $166 million in unpaid tax.

But MTN’s Chris Maroleng says the firm hasn’t even seen a copy of this report.

“We would like to put on record that, in actual fact, it is our position that we are in full compliance with these tax matters and we consistently engage with the government of Cameroon, and all of its representatives and the competent bodies that focus on tax matters.”

Meanwhile, MTN is contesting a $3.9 million fine in Nigeria for failure to disconnect users with unregistered sim cards.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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