Daikin is working to improve tax transparency pursuant to Proper Handling of Accounting Procedures set forth in the Daikin's Group Conduct Guidelines. Based on these guidelines, we clarify our basic approach toward tax compliance and ensure thorough tax compliance. Tax related risks are overseen by the officer in charge of accounting and finance and reported to the board of directors. In case of uncertainty over the application or interpretation of tax laws, we respond appropriately after seeking out the advice of external professionals.
12. Proper Handling of Accounting Procedures
We shall comply with all accounting standards and tax laws of each country and region as well as internal company rules in properly performing accounting procedures.
1. Approach to Risk Management and Governance Arrangements in relation to Taxation
At Daikin, we consider the payment of tax to be a critical element of our corporate social responsibilities (CSR).
We believe that our tax payments play an important role in the development of the countries and regions in which we operate, which in turn results in the sustainable development and corporate value enhancement of the Daikin Group.
Recognizing that tax related risk is an important element among the many business risks facing the Daikin Group, we address tax related risks in accordance with our Group's risk management principles.
2. Tax Compliance
We are committed to full compliance with the applicable laws and regulations in each of the jurisdictions in which the Daikin Group operates.
We also respect not only the letter but the spirit of the law.
3. Prohibition of Tax Avoidance and Attitude toward Tax Planning
Daikin does not undertake tax planning that lacks commercial substance, or which involves artificial or aggressive transactions or structures undertaken solely for tax reasons.
All intercompany transactions within the Group are conducted on an arm's length basis as described in the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines, and consistent with local laws and regulations.
4. Level of Tax Risk Accepted
External advice may be sought if issues are significantly uncertain or complex.
To mitigate risks, including the risk of double taxation, we routinely consider effective measures to increase certainty in our positions, such as Advance Pricing Arrangements ("APA") and Mutual Agreement Procedures ("MAP") for transfer pricing.
5. Approach to Dealing with Tax Authorities - Trust and Transparency
We strive to act in good faith and maintain an open, constructive and cooperative relationship with tax authorities. Through the approach described above, we aim to achieve a robust and predictable tax position.
We demonstrate our commitment to transparency by disclosing information required under applicable laws and regulations, when requested by taxation authorities.
We disclose the amount of the Group's corporate income tax liability, including the differences from the statutory effective tax rate in our Securities Report and Integrated Report.
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