The company has confirmed it is cooperating with an investigation by the tax authorities in India, but it is unclear exactly what they were looking for.
A Nokia facility in Chennai, India, was raided today by the tax authorities of the countries.
According to Reuters, which was the first to report the incident, Nokia confirmed to the news agency that an attack took place in an office in the city of South India and the company is cooperating with the investigation but declined to give further details. An Indian tax official told Reuters that the attack relates to allegations of tax fraud against smartphone maker.
The default tax believed to be about 30 billion rupees ($ 543 million), the official told Reuters.
Technology companies common to find legal ways to save taxes on international markets. Apple, for example, reported in November that paid less than 2 percent tax on profits generated outside the U.S. Google has also found a way to protect their profits.
The nature of the investigation of Nokia India is not presently known. CNET has contacted Nokia for details on the investigation. We will update this story when we have more information.