Mobile telephone operator Robi Axiata Limited has to pay a total amount of 9.24 billion Tk unpaid tax.
This is the largest amount of unpaid tax in country’s history.
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has sent five letters to the mobile operator regarding the matter.
The last letter has been sent on Tuesday.
Commissioner Matiur Rahman of the NBR’s Large Taxpayers Unit said: “This is a massive tax claim. None of the other telecom companies have so much in unpaid taxes.”
The official also said that the NBR would take all possible measures to claim the unpaid taxes.
However, terming the claim unjust Robi refused the claim of NBR.
Shahed Alam, Head of Regulatory Affairs of Robi said it’s an ‘unjust’ claim. Because they claim it totally based on an ‘unnecessary audit’.
After the merger of Robi and Airtel in 2016 Robi has become the second largest telecom operator in Bangladesh.
According to statistics from last December, Robi’s subscribers’ base stands at 42.9 million, nearly 29 percent of which are mobile phone users.
The NBR audited the financial statements of the telecoms company following the 2016 merger of Robi and Airtel.