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RHI UK Tax Strategy
RHI Refractories (UK) Ltd, a limited company registered in Scotland, is a wholly owned subsidiary of RHI Feuerfest GmbH. GIX International Ltd, a limited company registered in England, is also a wholly owned subsidiary of RHI Feuerfest GmbH.
This strategy applies to RHI Refractories (UK) Ltd, GIX International Ltd and to the companies headed by GIX International Ltd in accordance with paragraph 19 of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 2016. A list of the entities to which it applies is set out below. In this strategy, references to ‘RHI UK’, ‘the firm’ or ‘the group’ are to all these entities. The strategy has is being published in accordance with paragraph 16(2) of the Schedule.
This strategy applies from the date of publication until it is superseded. References to ‘UK Taxation’ are to the taxes and duties set out in paragraph 15(1) of the Schedule which include Income Tax, Corporation Tax, PAYE, NIC, VAT, Insurance Premium Tax, and Stamp Duty Land Tax. References to ‘tax’, ‘taxes’ or ‘taxation’ are to UK taxation and to all corresponding worldwide taxes and similar duties in respect of which the Group has legal responsibilities.
RHI UK is committed to full compliance with all statutory obligations and full disclosure to relevant tax authorities. The group’s tax affairs are managed in a way which takes into account the group’s wider corporate reputation in line with RHI UK’s overall high standards of governance.
Governance in relation to UK taxation
Attitude towards tax planning and level of risk
RHI UK manages risks to ensure compliance with legal requirements in a manner which ensures payment of the right amount of tax.
When entering into commercial transactions, RHI UK seeks to take advantage of available tax incentives, reliefs and exemptions in line with, and in the spirit of, tax legislation. RHI UK does not undertake tax planning unrelated to such commercial transactions.
The level of risk which RHI UK accepts in relation to UK taxation is consistent with its overall objective of achieving certainty in the group’s tax affairs. At all times RHI UK seeks to comply fully with its regulatory and other obligations and to act in a way which upholds its reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. In relation to any specific issue or transaction, the Board is ultimately responsible for identifying the risks, including tax risks, which need to be addressed and for determining what actions should be taken to manage those risks, having regard to the materiality of the amounts and obligations in question.
Relationship with HMRC
RHI UK seeks to have a transparent and constructive relationship with HMRC in the UK through communication regarding significant transactions, where necessary, and interpretation of the law in relation to all relevant taxes.
When submitting tax computations and returns to HMRC, RHI UK discloses all relevant facts and identifies any transactions or issues where it considers that there is potential for the tax treatment to be uncertain.
Any inadvertent errors in submissions made to HMRC are fully disclosed as soon as reasonably practicable after they are identified. All dealings with HMRC are undertaken in a collaborative and timely manner.
List of entities covered by this Tax Strategy
RHI Refractories (UK) Limited
GIX International Limited
Indresco UK Limited
RHI Refractories (Site Services) Limited