Tax strategy – Oriel Resources Limited and subsidiary companies
Oriel Resources Ltd (the Company) is a subsidiary of Mechel PAO Group (the Group) with the global turnover of the Group more than €750 million, which means that the Company forms a part of a MNE Group as defined within section 7 of Schedule 19 Finance Act 2016, and the Company is required to publish tax strategy for the current year ending 31 December 2020.
Overall Group tax strategy, the supporting governance framework and management of tax risks of the Group sits with the Group Head - PAO Mechel. Day-to-day responsibility for each of these areas sits with the Group companies Directors.
Tax risk management
The Group operates presently in 21 countries and seeks to comply with tax legislation within all jurisdictions including UK where the Company operates. The Group Head maintains the open dialog with the local Group companies on arising issues including tax risks such as compliance and reporting risks.
Attitude of the Group towards tax planning (so far as affecting UK taxation)
Within the overall Group tax strategy, the Company undertakes tax planning as part of overall business strategy. The Company does not practice aggressive tax planning the only purpose of which is obtaining a tax advantage. The Group undertakes the responsibility to pay appropriate amount of taxes in counties it operates and has not taken any tax advantage in UK available during Covid-19.
The Company will obtain specialist external tax advice in situations where there is uncertainty in relation to a risk of UK or cross-border transactions.
Level of risk in relation to UK taxation that the Group is prepared to accept
The Group’s objective is to comply with applicable taxation requirements in all the jurisdictions in which the Group companies operate. The Company seeks to reduce the level of tax risk arising from its operations as far as it is reasonable and practicable as part of its internal control procedures.
Approach towards dealings with HMRC
The Company maintains open and transparent relationship with the tax authorities, including HMRC concerning all applicable matters. The Company discloses any relevant information to the tax authorities (HMRC) files VAT and corporation tax returns as required.