American smartphone company Apple has been imposed an additional tax of $ 105 million (about Rs 870 crore) on the bulk sale of iPhone in Japan. Apple has been accused of bulk duty-free sales of iPhones and other devices to foreign tourists. Let us tell you that earlier, the Brazilian government seized hundreds of iPhones by taking action against Apple for not providing charger with the iPhone.
The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau says the company has not paid taxes on sales of $104.16 million over the past two years. Actually, the Taxation Bureau started its investigation last year itself. In the investigation, the bureau has found several unusual transactions, including information about the purchase of hundreds of devices by tourists. That is, an additional tax of $ 105 million has been imposed on the company to hide sales information.
Let us know that iPhones in Japan are much cheaper than in other countries. In Japan, foreign tourists (within six months of arrival) are allowed to purchase souvenirs or daily-use items and take them abroad, but are subject to tax. The Taxation Bureau has raised suspicions that some vendors are abusing Japan's duty-free system and selling products to tourists.
Action was also taken in Brazil
Apple has been sued many times for not providing a charger in the box with the iPhone. Recently, the Brazilian government seized iPhones at several Apple stores. This action was named Operation Discharge. This action took place at all authorized stores of Apple. Remind you that Apple has stopped giving charger with iPhone 12 series and after all the ruckus, iPhone 14 series has also been launched without charger.