The dispute, first revealed by ‘The Times’, comes at a sensitive time for Sunak, who sacked his Conservative Party leader Nadhim Zahawi after an investigation found he had breached the ministerial code of ethics over his tax affairs .
“Infosys is providing details of certain ongoing disputes with various regulators, including this particular tax issue with HMRC,” an Infosys spokesperson told The Times.
“The company has appealed against a UK tax assessment and has obtained a stay of payment of the tax claim from HMRC,” the spokesperson said.
There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by Infosys, the paper points out.
Murthy retired from Infosys in 2014 and is not involved in its activities. His daughter and Sunak’s wife,
Murty came under the spotlight in April last year when she was revealed to have legal non-resident tax status as an Indian citizen, meaning she would not have to pay taxes on income from overseas, including Infosys’ dividends.
She has since denounced her non-dom tax status, saying it was not “compatible” with her husband’s job – who was then the country’s chancellor.