Tax contribution

Terrafame’s commitment to accountability also extends to tax matters. Terrafame has an
important social duty and a regional role to play, especially in the Kainuu region. The company has production operations only in Finland and does not, therefore, pay taxes in other countries.

Tax reporting is based on the guidance on tax reporting issued on 1 October 2014 by the Government Ownership Steering Department of the Prime Minister’s Office. The report excludes mandatory insurance premiums that are included in salary costs. These insurance premiums, which are directly related to salaries, are dealt with as direct salary costs, due to the nature of
these kinds of insurance. The company does not report small amounts of value-added tax included in foreign travel and training costs.

Terrafame started the ramp-up of production in 2015, and the companies do not yet have any taxable income. However, a considerable amount of tax expenses have accumulated due to the energy and fuel taxes related to the companies’ operations. In addition, the company has paid taxes related to the acquisition and ownership of assets, as normal.

The company's tax reporting is a part of its annual financial review, which also includes a report of the Board of Directors, Financial Statements, Corporate Governance Statement, and a Remuneration Statement.

You can read more at the Reports and publications > Financial Reviews.

Total taxes paid and accounted for in 2021
EUR 24.8 million
Direct taxes paid 2021
EUR 1.5 million
Indirect taxes paid 2021
EUR 3.3 million

Tax categories of Terrafame Ltd in 2021 and 2020

(1,000 €)

On 31 December 2021, the company had unrecognised deferred tax assets of approximately EUR 36.4 million. This consist of the confirmed but unrecognised loss of about EUR 30.2 million for the previous fiscal years which will cover for the estimated tax of about EUR 6.2 based on the taxable result for the fiscal year 2021.

Taxes paid 2021 2020
Direct taxes paid 1,505 1,285
  Income taxes, operating at a loss 0 0
  Asset transfer taxes 22 48
  Property tax 650 544
  Employer’s health insurance contributions 659 490
  Parafiscal charges 174 203
Indirect taxes paid 3,287 5,998
Electricity taxes, net - 1,975 943
  Electricity taxes 311 3,039
  Electricity taxes, return -2,286 -2,096
Insurance premium tax 536 412
Fuel taxes, net 4,723 4,642
  Fuel taxes 5,478 5,393
  Fuel taxes, return -755 -750
  Waste tax 3 1
Taxes collected and accounted for 20,002 -10,555
  Tax withheld in advance 9,737 8,562
  Value-added tax, net 10,265 -19,116

Value-added tax, sales

99,712 78,267

Value-added tax, purchases

-89,447 -97,384
Total 24,794 -3,272
Ratio of tax payments to net sales 6.55% -0.97%