Compliance with tax legislation of the countries where the Group operates is a key principle underlying EVRAZ’ approach to taxation. EVRAZ has a low tolerance towards tax risk and seeks to minimise the risk of dispute with the tax authorities by being open and transparent about its tax affairs. Maintaining an open dialogue with representatives of tax authorities at different levels allows EVRAZ to avoid adverse tax consequences and represents an inherent aspect of the Group’s tax strategy. EVRAZ plc has publicly available UK Tax Strategy which is reviewed by the Board of Directors on a regular basis.
The Group CFO has ultimate responsibility for tax affairs and delegates daily responsibility to the Group’s internal tax departments, which are present in most of the jurisdictions where the Group operates. Local tax departments are subordinate to local CFOs. The tax departments are staffed by qualifed, experienced tax professionals who undertake the majority of tax activities on a day-to-day basis. EVRAZ seeks to reduce the level of tax risk arising from its operations as far as is reasonably practical by ensuring reasonable care is applied in relation to all processes which could materially affect its compliance with tax obligations. The Group’s approach is to manage tax risks and tax costs in a manner consistent with applicable regulatory requirements and with shareholders’ best long-term interests, taking into account operational, economic and reputational factors.
EVRAZ has a robust process in place for identifying and addressing tax risks. The register of tax risk is updated regularly and discussed with the Group’s CFO. The Audit Committee of the Board provides an oversight of tax risks on a regular basis as part of the financial reporting cycle. Information regarding taxes is verified by independent auditors as part of the audit of the financial statements. The Service Solutions Center, an uniform service company of EVRAZ, performs under contracts tax accounting for all the Group’s Russian entities and interacts directly with the Russian tax authorities. The Service Solutions Center works in cooperation with Tax Department of the Management Company, in accordance with the adopted internal rules and instructions, which are regularly updated. Training and testing are also provided for the employees of the Service Solutions Center.
As part of the overall improvement of internal tax control system, tax monitoring was implemented in 2021 by the Management Company. EVRAZ has a unified hotline so that any employee can report any situation involving unethical or unlawful behavior, including the taxation sphere. In 2021, there were no claims of tax laws violations.
EVRAZ has all the potential to draw attention to any topic of tax matters to other members of the industry by being a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and Russian Steel. In the reporting period EVRAZ continued to evaluate available tax incentives in the framework of its investment projects and work towards sustaining a high level of transparency in terms of tax payments, creating and maintaining an optimal and effective business structure.
|Name of legal entities (residents)|| EVRAZ Consolidated West-Siberian metallurgical Plant; EVRAZ Kachkanarsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant; EVRAZ Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant; Raspadskaya; United Coal Company Yuzhkuzbassugol ||Evraz Caspian Steel; EvrazMetall Kazakhstan;||EVRAZ Inc. NAColorado and Wyoming Railway Company, EVRAZ Claymont Steel, Inc., EVRAZ Trade NA LLC, Fremont County Irrigating Ditch Co., General Scrap Inc., New CF&I Inc., Oregon Ferroalloy Partners, Oregon Steel Mills Processing Inc., Palmer North America LLC, Union Ditch and Water Co, CF&I Steel LP, East Metals North America LLC.|| EVRAZ Inc. NA ||East Metals A.G.; East Metals Shipping A.G.||EVRAZ Nikom, a.s.||EVRAZ North America plc; EVRAZ plc||Evraz Group S.A.|
|Main activities of the Group||Steel production and coal/ ore mining/ trading||Steel production/ trading||Steel production||Steel production||Trading||Producer of ferrovanadium||Holding companies||Holding companies|
| Number of ||64,594||214||1,419||1,362||59||62||15||3|| |
|Revenue from sales to third parties||6,311||296||1,487||890||5,173||2||0||-||14,159|
|Revenue from intra-group transactions with other tax jurisdictions||4,557||8||17||308||190||143||0||-||5,223|
|Profit / loss before tax||6,456||31||66||94||149||0||1,818||33||8,647|
|Tangible assets other than cash and cash equivalents||4,444||46||898||736||439||13||0||0||6,576|
|Income tax paid||758||0||1||0||0||0||249||-||1008|
|Income tax accrued on profit/loss||794||0||5||0||13||0||202||-||1014|
|Total employee remuneration||715||2||138||116||13||2||4||-||990|
|Taxes withheld and paid on behalf of employees||351||0||44||35||1||0||2||-||433|
|Industry-related and other taxes or payments to governments||363||0||16||5||0||0||0||3||387|
|Tax on mining||42||0||0||0||0||0||0||-||42|
|Significant uncertain tax positions||31||0||0||0||0||0||0||-||31|