vivo Mobile accused of tax evasion to the tune of $280 million in India

03 August 2022
Indian authorities are investigating the local branches of vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi.

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ae86, 04 Aug 2022$280m and thats just in India. they probably practice it in... morehoping it would be indonesia. bbk devices are overpriced for their midrange device

    xi gangs , 03 Aug 2022In June 2020, the cybercrime unit of Meerut Police revealed... moremore than 13500 vivo phones are running the same imei?? thats bizarre. but they really deserved that one.

      Anonymous, 04 Aug 2022Seems the actual problem is your corrupt business culture i... moreOh please, don't tell me you won't try to find loopholes if possible on your own taxes.

        another crackdown incoming!!

        lmao

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          potato4k, 04 Aug 2022LOL. Honor is smart by quickly getting out of there before ... moreSeems the actual problem is your corrupt business culture if everyone "does it".

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            potato4k, 04 Aug 2022LOL. Honor is smart by quickly getting out of there before ... morei totally agree with you, people are just looking one aspect of chinese companies and supporting them, but the indian officials have done the right thing to crack down the tax evasion which is a crime in any country of the world

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              • 04 Aug 2022

              So, profits from overpricing their phones are not enough and Vivo have to resort to tax evasion? Man, just how much they spent on marketing each year...

                Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo
                It's Realme's turn next

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                  $280m and thats just in India. they probably practice it in other countries where they operate too.

                    LOL. Honor is smart by quickly getting out of there before they were found out too.

                    Tax evasion is not new. Even Apple is doing it. Everybody will do their best to evade paying taxes anywhere they're at. Chinese companies having multiple accounting books for this purpose is also a well known fact. Kudos for the Indian government to scrutinize the Chinese companies. You can argue whatever the motivation is, but the government has the right to capture those taxes. I don't see why people are supporting these Chinese companies for not paying taxes.

                      Lol, China trie face. They don't gove a shit about India or its customers they saw a cheap they to establish laundering scheme in India. Good India Goverment didin't fall asleep on the false pretence, China's ass needs some serious spanking. Now Taiwan BS, seriously someone needs to stop this red evil.

                        Anonymous, 03 Aug 2022No matter how lame some governments can be, none of them wo... more"No matter how lame some governments can be, none of them would claim such stuff unless they have proof of this"

                        Yeah, go ahead and tell that to the US govt. that tried to claim that the "spyware" is in Huawei's telecom equipment, or the Chinese govt. that detained the Canadian ex-diplomats for "espionage".

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                          Anonymous, 03 Aug 2022No matter how lame some governments can be, none of them wo... moreIf you're talking about the Indian goverment, wouldn't be the first time they had loose facts and went after someone to make headlines and given the border tensions, banning of apps some of which aren't even directly related to Chinese companies, definitely should be taking anything India has to say with a grain of salt on this matter.

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                            Nick Tegrataker, 03 Aug 2022Coming from a country whose political relationship with Chi... moreNo matter how lame some governments can be, none of them would claim such stuff unless they have proof of this.

                            This kind of stuff is investigated for months after they start to suspect wrong stuff is done.

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                              Anonymous, 03 Aug 2022This isn't how this works and if you think Indians in ... moreThe bosses are always chinese. Indians who had knowledge about this are also to be blamed. But one thing is for sure that these companies don't work ethically.

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                                Anonymous, 03 Aug 2022This isn't how this works and if you think Indians in ... moreI don't care I trust my country's judiciary and the judicial system.

                                  Coming from a country whose political relationship with China is getting increasingly worse, this news isn't exactly surprising, and we should be taking the Indian government's claim with an entire lake of salt.

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                                    Sam, 03 Aug 2022This is shameful. These Chinese companies are not ethical ... moreThis isn't how this works and if you think Indians in charge of their branch aren't to blame then you're very deluded.

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                                      • 03 Aug 2022

                                      Who's next, OP or Realme?

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                                        [deleted post]In June 2020, the cybercrime unit of Meerut Police revealed that more than 13,500 Vivo smartphones used in India were running on the same IMEI number. The IMEI number is a 15-digit code meant to be unique to every mobile device, that may be used for tracking criminals or stolen mobile phones. By using the same IMEI number for multiple devices, Vivo could have hampered police tracking of criminals or stolen devices. In 2017, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issued a statement that all mobile devices would be required to have a unique IMEI number. Failure to do so would be seen as tampering and could result in a fine or up to 3 years of imprisonment.