Digitel fined by tax agency

25 Jul 2005

Venezuela’s tax agency Seniat closed down the head office of mobile operator Digitel last Thursday and Friday as part of an investigation into bookkeeping irregularities. The move followed a review of the cellco’s paperwork which found that the company’s receipts did not match those recorded in its tax documentation. The agency handed Digitel a VEB159.5 million (USD75,000) fine. Digitel refused to comment except to say that the office closure did not affect operation of the company’s mobile service.

Venezuela, Digitel