Payments to governments

Total payments to governments

(US $’000)

  2014 2015
Licence, rental and entry fees 1,475 1,033
Infrastructure improvements 1,995 0
Corporate Income Tax (66,000) (51,865)
Withholding tax withheld on payments to group companies 4,029 333
VAT (9,285) (6,257)
Customs Duty 1,058 309
Training allowances 987 607
PAYE and NI 16,069 18,009
Withholding tax withheld on payments to third parties 28,051 10,095
Other 5,460 1,388

 

Payments to governments

(US $’000)

  2014 2015
Licence, rental and entry fees:
Greenland 779 205
Ireland 214 68
Malta 146 551
Mauritania 136 61
Norway 37 0
Senegal 107 107
Spain 43 0
United Kingdom 13 41
Infrastructure improvements:
Morocco 1,995 0
Corporate income tax:
Ireland 0 0.3
Norway (66,000) (51,865)
Withholding tax withheld on payments to group companies:
Morocco 4,029 333
VAT
Ireland (23) 17
Malta 0 (251)
Morocco 16 20
Norway (2,024) (1,533)
Spain (170) (105)
United Kingdom (7,084) (4,405)
Customs Duty
Senegal 1,058 309
Training allowances:
Greenland 539 0
Malta 38 0
Morocco 176 271
Senegal 200 200
Mauritania 34 136
PAYE and NI:
Greenland 228 20
Morocco 154 29
Norway 3,794 2,714
Spain 216 132
United Kingdom 11,677 15,114
Withholding tax withheld on payments to third parties:
Greenland 0 236
Ireland 14 0
Morocco 14,495 1,011
Senegal 13,542 8,848
Other:
Greenland 536 416
Ireland 245 0
Morocco 2,232 362
Nepal 0 516
Norway 2,343 58
Senegal 104 36

Note: Data has been provided for individual countries where relevant payments have been made.

Note: We disclose gross payments for assets that we operate and net payments for our non-operated assets.

Note: Negative figures reflect refunds received. These figures represent a net of payments and refunds.

Note: We are reporting a greater number of payment categories this year. Data in this format is only available since 2014. 2014 figures have been reorganised into the new categories but totals remain the same.

Cairn reports these figures in support of two transparency initiatives, namely the European Union Accounting Directive and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The figures include both payments to government included in our EITI reporting, such as corporate income tax, licence fees and withholding tax suffered, and additional payments made including VAT and payroll taxes and social security costs.

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