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MTN wants proof it evaded taxes in Cameroon

MTN says it’s still waiting to see a copy of a report claiming it owes millions in unpaid taxes.

A man walks past a MTN notice board in Lagos, on 27 October 2015. Nigeria's telecommunications regulator has fined South African mobile giant MTN $5.2 billion for missing a deadline to disconnect unregistered SIM cards. Picture: AFP
MTN,MTN owe taxes to Cameroon
Local Business World

JOHANNESBURG – MTN says it’s still waiting to see a copy of a report claiming it owes the Cameroonian government millions in unpaid taxes.

An anti-corruption commission has probed the telecoms sector in the central African country and says several companies, including MTN, collectively owe $166 million in unpaid taxes.

MTN’s Chris Maroleng says, “We are in full compliance with these tax matters and consistently engage with the government of Cameroon. We haven’t received a formal copy of the report, when we do we’ll get back to them with our position on some of the allegations.”

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

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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