Tax is an important sustainability issue, with high expectations from stakeholders. Telia Company is a responsible tax payer, paying the amount of taxes legally due in any territory, in accordance with local legislation and international accepted principles. We promote the importance of transparency and fair, ethical tax practices.
|Income taxes paid (SEK in millions)||2017||2016||2015|
|Total, continuing operations||710||2,078||1,223|
|Total, discontinued operations||714||1,297||1,943|
1) Operations in Nepal were divested in 2016
2) Operations in Tajikistan were divested in 2017
In addition to corporate income tax payments, Telia Company generates billions of SEK in other tax payments throughout our footprint. The total tax contribution, including both taxes borne and taxes collected, amounted to SEK 18 billion in 2017. This includes both continued and discontinued operations, the first accounting for 85 percent of the total tax contribution. The chart below show the total tax contribution by tax category.
Total tax contribution
. Corporate income taxes paid, 8%
. Employer taxes paid, 13%
. Other taxes1 paid, 5%
. Net VAT2 paid, 56%
. Employee taxes paid, 18%
1) Other taxes includes e.g. environmental taxes, property taxes and telecommunication taxes. Other taxes paid, or Total tax contribution as such, does not include customs duties and licenses.
2) If a Telia Company entity was in a recovery position regarding VAT, this has reduced the total amount of net VAT paid. The net VAT paid, or the total tax contribution as such, does not capture our irrecoverable VAT.