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Digicel to fight tax raid in court

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 10:59 AM

Telecommunication company Digicel is to head to court on Tuesday to make its case in the ongoing issue with the Tax Administration Department (TAJ).



Late last evening, tax officials supported by police personnel with high-powered weapons, turned up at Digicel’s Grenada Way offices in New Kingston with a search order to obtain certain data.



However, Digicel had secured a court injunction barring the TAJ from extracting information from its servers.



Digicel is contending that it has been supplying the required information to the tax officials over the past months.



In a statement issued late last evening, however, Digicel provided no specific word on the nature of the information it has been providing the tax authorities.



Digicel has also strongly refuted any form of wrongdoing emerging from what it calls a blatant witch-hunt and fishing expedition on the part of the TAJ.



It has also warned that it will use every possible legal avenue to pursue those involved in this matter whether directly or indirectly.



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