Tax liabilities

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GRI 207–2

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 in which the Group operates. Local tax departments are subordinate to local CFOs. The tax departments are staffed by qualified, 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 address ing tax risks. The register of tax risk is updated regularly and discussed with the Group’s CFO. The Audit Committee of the Board provides oversight in the review 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, EvrazHolding, 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 2020 by the Management Company, EvrazHolding.

EVRAZ has a unified hotline through which any employee can report any situation involving unethical or unlawful behavior, including in the area of taxation. In 2020, there were no reports of violations of tax laws.

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As a participant of the industry associations such as the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and Russian Steel, EVRAZ can draw the attention of other members to any topic in terms of taxes and make a targeted request to the Ministry of Finance or the Federal Tax Service. In 2020, EVRAZ, in cooperation with other sectoral companies, participated in discussions devoted to the issue of possible increase of the mineral tax (iron ore and coal).

Also, in 2021 EVRAZ will continue 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.

Taxes paid, US$ million, 2020Some of the indicators disclosed in the table do not coincide with the IFRS data, since the methodology for calculating these indicators is different

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Indicator Russian Federation Kazakhstan USA Canada Switzerland Czech Republic United Kingdom Cyprus Luxembourg
Name of legal entities (residents) EVRAZ Consolidated West-Siberian metallurgical Plant,
EVRAZ Kachkanarsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant,
EVRAZ Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant and othersAktiv-Media, ATP Yuzhkuzbassugol, AVT-Ural, Centr Servisnykh Resheniy, Centralnaya Obogatitelnaya Fabrika Abashevskaya, Centralnaya Obogatitelnaya Fabrika Kuznetskaya, EVRAZ Metall Inprom, EVRAZ Uzlovaya, EVRAZ Vanady Tula, EVRAZ Yuzhny Stan, Evrazenergotrans, EvrazHolding Finance, EvrazHolding LLC, EvrazService, Evraztekhnika, Ferro-Building, Gurievsky rudnik, Industrialnaya Vostochno-Evropeiskaya company, Kachkanarskaya teplosnabzhauschaya company, Kuznetskpogruztrans, Kuznetskteplosbyt, Managing Company EVRAZ Mezhdurechensk, Metallenergofinance, Metservice, Mezhegeyugol Coal Company, Mine Abashevskaya, Mine Alardinskaya, Mine Esaulskaya, Mine Osinnikovskaya, Mine Uskovskaya, Mining Metallurgical Company «Timir», Montazhnik Raspadskoy, MU-Invest, Nizhny Tagil Telecompany Telecon, Novokuznetskmetallopttorg, Olzherasskoye shakhtoprokhodcheskoye upravlenie, Osinnikovsky remontno-mekhanichesky zavod, Promuglepoject, Raspadskaya, Raspadskaya Coal Company, Raspadskaya Preparation Plant, Raspadskaya-Koksovaya, Razrez Raspadskiy, Regional Media Company, Sibir-VK, Sibmetinvest, Tagilteplosbyt, Tomusinskoye pogruzochno-transportnoye upravlenie, Trade Company EvrazHolding, TV-Most, TVN, United Coal Company Yuzhkuzbassugol, Upravlenie po montazhu, demontazhu i remontu gornoshakhtnogo oborudovaniya, Vtorresurs-Pererabotka Yuzhno-Kuzbasskoye geologorazvedochnoye upravlenie
Evraz Caspian Steel,
EvrazMetall Kazakhstan
CF&I Steel LP,
East Metals North America, LLC and othersColorado 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.
EVRAZ Inc. NA Canada
EVRAZ Canada Holding Company Ltd EVRAZ Canada Holding Company Ltd and othersEVRAZ Materials Recycling Inc., EVRAZ Recycling, EVRAZ Wasco Pipe Protection Corporation, Genalta Recycling Inc., Kar-basher Manitoba Ltd, King Crusher Inc.
East Metals A.G.
East Metals Shipping A.G.
EVRAZ Nikom, a.s. EVRAZ North America plc
Actionfield Limited,
Malvero Holdings Limited,
Mastercroft Finance Limited,
Nafkratos Limited
Evraz Group S.A.
Main activities of the Group Steel production and coal/ore mining/Trading Steel mill/Trading Steel production Steel production Trading Producer of ferrovanadium Holding companies Holding companies/Dormant Holding companies
Number of employees (with an indication of the approach to the calculation of this indicator) 63,789 212 1,518 1,686 54 61 13 - 6
Revenue from sales to third parties 4,276 151 1,074 732 3,520 1 - - -
Revenue from intra-group transactions with other tax jurisdictions 2,624 1 2 61 118 79 - - -
Profit / loss before tax 2,269 (19) (139) (382) 163 1 1,802 (61) 367
Tangible assets other than cash and cash equivalents 3,869 37 639 714 244 9 - - -
Income tax paid 342 - 1 (1) 1 - 197 - -
Income tax accrued on profit/loss (358) - (2) 3 (5) - (213) (2) -
Total employee remuneration 679 - 134 127 13 2 3 - 1
Taxes withheld and paid on behalf of employees (319) - (40) (41) (1) (1) - - -
Industry-related and other taxes or payments to governments 54.96 - 46.80 - - - - - -
Tax on mining 17.69 - - - - - - - -
Property Tax 13.06 - 5.57 2.19 - - - - -
Other Taxes 24.20 - 41.23 - - - - - -
Significant uncertain tax positions 31 - - - - - - - 41