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Business Cameroon Slams MTN, Orange $160m Over Tax Evasion


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Telecom giant, MTN and Orange in Cameroon, have been fined over $160 million for failing to pay taxes on games and gambling services, the Central African nation's corruption board said, on Wednesday.

A wide-reaching probe into the sector led to fines totalling $283 million, and found other companies, including Camtel and Viettel, were also in violation of regulations.

The amount paid by each company was not clear and the companies were not immediately available for comment, according to Reuters.

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In the report written by the anti-corruption commission, known as CONAC, MTN and Orange were also accused of not paying taxes on their money transfer system, known as Mobile Money.

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


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