back to article Vodafone gets surprise £2.1bn dividend from Verizon Wireless

US cell network Verizon Wireless will pay out a shareholder dividend this year - and as there are only two shareholders, the $7bn (£4.5bn) divvy will be split between, er, Verizon and Vodafone. That means Voda - headquartered in Newbury, UK - will take home $3.15bn (£2.1bn). Vodafone owns 45 per cent of Verizon Wireless - the …

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Any tax to pay on that?

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Re: Any tax to pay on that?

Looks like I'm not the only person whose first thought was that when I read the article.

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No. Companies don't pay tax on dividend income.

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Devil

Maybe they can pay off a bit of their tax bill with this?

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Joke

We don't recognize that tax bill.

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Vodafone Cayman Islands

Will be delighted at the news

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Anonymous Coward

Like the comments above, I'm disgusted by the news of a British company having some success and I hope they have every penny of profit taken from them in tax.

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I agree ... surely there must be a European Regulator that can impose massive fines on these despicable "successful people".

I mean, how can they even admit to this disgusting "profit" after the government has pillaged their bottom line with their marvelous "Bandwidth Auctions".

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"headquartered in Newbury"

Vodafone Group's headquarters are in London, not Newbury. Vodafone UK's headquarters are in Newbury.

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Re: "headquartered in Newbury"

Maybe if Vodafone's cut was taken in stacked $1 bills, the pile would stretch from London to Newbury? That sounds like one of the Reg's alternate measurement units....

How do you say "Ka-ching!" in British English??

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Re: "headquartered in Newbury"

Jolly good old chap

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