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Total tax contribution


Taxes borne


Taxes collected


  • Third-party revenues


  • Related-party revenues


  • Total revenues


  • Profit before tax


  • Corporate income tax paid


  • Corporate income tax accrued


  • Stated capital


  • Accumulated earnings


  • Tangible assets


  • Other payments to governments


Shell's footprint

Shell has been active in Mexico since 1954 when it started as a chemicals business. In 2022, Shell's activities included nine deep-water blocks, one shallow-water block, 230 Shell-branded retail sites, the import and supply of petrol and diesel, the sale of petrochemicals and lubricants through macro-distributors, a commercial fleet, and a power and natural gas trading business.

Country financial analysis

The statutory corporate income tax rate in Mexico is 30%. Losses in 2022 were predominantly a result of exploration costs and investment in downstream activities where margins were impacted by amendments to regulations in the retail energy sector. In Mexico, tax is paid in instalments in advance during the year and any overpayments may be used to reduce the tax liability in future periods. Our Payments to Governments Report for 2022 shows that Shell paid around $42 million in fees.

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Corporate income tax
This is a direct tax imposed on companies’ profits. It is sometimes levied at a national level but can also be levied on a state or local basis.
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Fees and other sums paid as consideration for acquiring a licence for gaining access to an area where extractive activities are performed. Administrative government fees that are not specifically related to the extractive sector, or to access to extractive resources, are excluded from this report. Also excluded are payments made in return for services provided by a government.
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