Governance

Tax Policy

Mitsubishi Electric Group Global Tax Policy

The Mitsubishi Electric Group has established the basic policy on tax that each group company shall adhere to in its domestic and international business activities.

● Our principles

The Mitsubishi Electric Group has positioned Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a pillar of its corporate management, based on its "Corporate Mission" and "Seven Guiding Principles."

Furthermore, the Mitsubishi Electric Group recognizes the importance of ethics and absolute compliance with legal requirements as a fundamental precondition for the Group's continued existence.

Aligning with these principles and the "Mitsubishi Electric Group Conduct Guidelines," the Mitsubishi Electric Group is committed to complying with tax laws and regulations, and pays the correct amount of tax.

● Our attitude towards tax planning

The Mitsubishi Electric Group complies with tax laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we conduct business, including without limitation treaties applicable to them. We also respect guidelines such as, but not limited to OECD guidelines, and conduct transactions between group companies on an arm’s length principle.

The Mitsubishi Electric Group may seek to apply the tax incentives and exemptions available in the countries and regions in which we conduct business, however, we do not engage in any artificial tax arrangements which are not in line with "Our principles."

● Tax risk management

The Mitsubishi Electric Group believes that tax compliance is inseparably linked with business promotion. Therefore, each group company shall thoroughly ensure tax risk management in carrying out their business operations.

The Mitsubishi Electric Group has put in place a framework for tax governance to ensure that tax management at the group level is properly implemented, and each group company maintains an organizational structure and processes in place to ensure that all applicable tax rules are respected and taxes are paid in accordance with those rules.

Where material uncertainty exists, the Mitsubishi Electric Group may proactively seek the advice of external experts as appropriate. Also, if available, we may consider to seek predictability from tax authorities by obtaining an interpretation/clarification of the application of tax laws and regulations through prior consultation.

In the event a disagreement with the tax authority arises on the appropriate tax treatment of a case and it cannot be resolved between both parties, the Mitsubishi Electric Group will resolve the issue constructively through an appropriate method.

● Relationship with tax authorities

The Mitsubishi Electric Group adopts a collaborative and constructive relationship at all times with tax authorities. We make accurate and timely declarations and respond to queries and information requests from tax authorities in a sincere and timely manner.