Taxation transparency

Yokohama Rubber Group Tax Policy

We established the Yokohama Group Tax Policy to ensure compliance with tax-related laws and regulations, considered a social norm, and to contribute to society through appropriate tax payments based on the Yokohama Group Organizational Governance Policy. 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

We will fulfill our tax obligations as a global company by complying with the tax-related laws and regulations of each country and guidelines provided by the OECD. 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 General Manager of the Corporate Administration Division 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. We strive to prevent tax planning for the purpose of tax avoidance using tax havens and capital structures.

Application of tax incentives

Understand the legislative intent of the preferential tax treatment available in each country, we utilize it within the scope of normal business activities to improve tax efficiency.

Relations with Tax Authorities

We will build sound, healthy relationships with the tax authorities of each country and respond seriously and with integrity to requests from the relevant authorities to participate in tax investigations. 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.

Corporate income taxes paid

Corporate income taxes paid in 2020-2022 were as follows.
(Unit:billion yen)
FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
Domestic 55.9 52.9 90.5
Overseas 67.7 85.3 162.2
Total 123.6 138.2 252.7