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2017年04月06日
リオ ティント、豪州税務当局から修正課税額の通達を受領、内容につき不服申立て予定

Rio Tinto tax assessments

The Australian Commissioner of Taxation has issued amended income tax assessments to Rio Tinto for the calendar years 2010 to 2013, requiring the company to pay additional tax of A$379 million plus interest of A$68 million, a total of A$447 million.

This payment would be in addition to the $A25.5 billion of taxes and royalties Rio Tinto paid in Australia during the same four-year period.

The amended assessments do not relate to any tax avoidance schemes as confirmed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). No penalties are payable.

The issue in dispute is the pricing of certain transactions between Rio Tinto entities based in Australia and the Group’s commercial centre in Singapore. Rio Tinto voluntarily approached the ATO more than a decade ago seeking to confirm its pricing arrangements. The transfer price in dispute is in line with an outcome agreed by the ATO for years prior to 2010.

Rio Tinto considers that its pricing is in accordance with the internationally recognised OECD guidelines and Australian domestic law. Rio Tinto will challenge the amended tax assessments, but will pay 50 per cent of the total amount to the ATO this month.

The assessments also result in double taxation. Rio Tinto will seek double taxation relief in accordance with the Australia-Singapore double tax treaty.

Contacts:

Media Relations, EMEA / Americas
Illtud Harri
Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1152
Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 503 600

David Outhwaite
Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1623
Mobile: +44 (0) 7787 597 493

David Luff
Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1177
Mobile: +44 (0) 7780 226 422

Media Relations, Australia / Asia
Ben Mitchell
Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3620
Mobile: +61 (0) 419 850 212

Anthony Havers
Office: +61 8 9425 8557
Mobile: +61 459 847 758

Investor Relations, London
John Smelt
Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1654
Mobile: +44 (0) 7879 642 675

David Ovington
Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 2051
Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 010 978

Nick Parkinson
Office: +44 20 7781 1552
Mobile: +44 7810 657 556

Investor Relations, Australia
Natalie Worley
Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3063
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 210 462

Rachel Storrs
Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3628
Mobile: +61 (0) 417 401 018

リオ ティント、豪州税務当局から修正課税額の通達を受領、内容につき不服申立て予定