On 19 March 2019, the Helsinki Administrative Court issued two decisions in a tax dispute between the Finnish tax authorities and Borealis Polymers Oy and Borealis Technology Oy.
The decisions have not yet been published.
Borealis Polymers Oy and Borealis Technology Oy are subsidiaries of Borealis AG. The Austrian Group is a leading provider of polyolefin compounds for the global wire and cable industry, plastic materials for the automotive industry and for used in consumer products. The group also produces a wide range of base chemicals such as melamine, phenol, acetone, ethylene and propylene, as well as fertilizers and technical nitrogen products.
The decisions cover fiscal years 2008, 2009 and 2010 and – according to Borealis’ public statement – relates to re-characterisation of intra group licence agreements.
Additional information is providedIn Borealis’ Annual report for 2018:
- Borealis Technology OY, Finland, for 2008 and 2010: The reassessment decision results in an increased taxable income, leading to an additional requested payment in a total amount of EUR 297,000 thousand, consisting of additional income taxes, penalties and interests.
- Borealis Polymers OY, Finland, for 2009: According to the reassessment decision the taxable income increases by EUR 1 42,000 thousand, leading to an additional requested payment in a total amount of EUR 62,000 thousand, consisting of additional income taxes, penalties and interests.