Taxation transparency

Yokohama Rubber Group Tax Policy

In accordance with the Group organizational governance policy, the Yokohama Rubber Group complies with tax-related laws and regulations (which can be thought of as social regulation), and has formulated a Group taxation policy to ensure that the Group contributes to society through appropriate tax payment. We also disclose Tax Policy to ensure the tax transparency of the Yokohama Rubber Group. This policy covers Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries.

Legal Compliance

By complying with the tax-related laws and regulations of individual countries and with OECD guidelines, etc., the Yokohama Rubber Group fulfills its tax payment responsibilities as a global enterprise. Furthermore, the Group understands and respects the legislative purpose and spirit of such tax laws etc.

Tax Governance

The Yokohama Rubber Group's tax-related corporate governance is included within the Group's overall governance. This governance is implemented within the scope of responsibility of the managing director of the Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.

Transfer pricing taxation

With regard to intra-group transactions within the Yokohama Rubber Group, the Group's policy is to set prices based on function and risk, in accordance with the arm's length principle specified by the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

Tax planning

The Yokohama Rubber Group's tax planning is implemented appropriately based on the actual status of the Group's business activities and in line with its business objectives, and the Group strives to prevent tax planning that makes use of tax havens and special capital structures for the purpose of evading tax.

Application of tax incentives

The Yokohama Rubber Group will strive to improve tax efficiency by understanding the purpose of tax incentives available in each country and utilizing them within the extent of normal business activities.

Relations with Tax Authorities

The Yokohama Rubber Group has established sound, healthy relationships with the tax authorities in countries all over the world, and responds seriously and with integrity to requests from the relevant authorities to participate in tax investigations, etc. In the event of a difference of opinion between the Group and the tax authorities, the Group strives to engage in dialog with the authorities and to resolve the issue in accordance with the relevant tax-related laws and regulations, etc.

Corporate income taxes paid

Corporate income taxes paid in 2019-2021 were as follows.
(Unit:billion yen)
FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Domestic 6.92 5.59 5.29
Overseas 7.92 6.77 8.53
Total 14.84 12.36 13.82