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NTT DATA UK Group Tax Strategy

NTT DATA UK Tax Strategy

This document regarding UK taxation is published by NTT DATA EMEA Limited (‘EMEA’) on behalf of its UK affiliates[1] as listed in the Appendix A (collectively referred as ‘UK Affiliates’) in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs [19] and [22] of Schedule 19 of the UK Finance Act 2016. This document is effective for the financial year ending 31 March 2018 and will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary.

 

Business overview

We are one of the leading information technology businesses specializing in systems integration, with a broad range of related services that includes consulting, network development, and custom software development. We also offer internet access, intranet development, and e-commerce services, including electronic banking, information processing, multimedia content creation and sales, and advertising services.

 

Risk Management and Governance Arrangements 

As an organisation we are committed to highest ethical standards and compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, social standards, and internal business policies.

The UK Affiliates business is overseen by the EMEA Chief Finance Officer (‘EMEA CFO’), who is supported by the UK Affiliates CFO and an experienced finance team. The EMEA CFO and UK Affiliates CFO are responsible for the risk management, governance arrangements and oversight. Under their oversight, the respective finance teams ensure that robust tax administration (including timely filing of tax returns, making of tax payments and prompt dealings with any queries from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (‘HMRC’)) is maintained.

UK Affiliates business maintains policies of internal control systems as approved by senior management of the business to deal with various risks including tax. In accordance with UK rules, the UK Affiliates business has nominated a Senior Accounting Officer (‘SAO’) for each of its UK entities. The SAOs ensure that appropriate tax accounting arrangements are maintained.

As part of the overall risk management and governance arrangements, UK Affiliates business is also supported by external advisors, where necessary.  The business is committed to maintaining and enhancing tax compliance by ensuring that appropriate training and guidance is provided to its finance and tax staff.

 

Approach to tax planning

The UK Affiliates business undertakes business transactions in a way that may include the claiming of statutorily available reliefs, exemptions and / or incentives that are consistent with the UK tax legislation. In addition to the above, tax advisors are consulted in advance on complex points of law and / significant transactions.  The UK Affiliates business has a low tolerance to tax risks.

 

Approach to dealing with HMRC

UK Affiliates business is committed to open, collaborative, professional and transparent relationship with HMRC. This is achieved by regular discussions about the business, business developments and any tax matters.

 

Approved by Patrizio Mapelli, NTT DATA EMEA Ltd. CEO, on March 26, 2018.

 

Appendix A – UK AFFILIATES

·         NTT DATA EMEA Limited

·         NTT DATA UK Limited

·         NTT DATA UK Consulting & IT Solutions Limited

·         RMA Consulting Limited

·         Inventif RMA Holdings Limited

·         Keane Pension Trustees Limited