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  • 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 divested its downstream retail business in 2010 and its upstream assets in 2017 and 2018. A small number of dormant entities remain in New Zealand, as well as the head office of an entity which operates through a branch in Malaysia.

Country financial analysis

The statutory corporate income tax rate in New Zealand is 28%. We have no business activities in New Zealand. In compliance with New Zealand law, taxes are calculated and paid to the relevant tax authorities for entities retained after the divestment in 2018. Corporate income tax paid for the year relates to current-year income after using prior-year losses and foreign tax credits. This payment will be offset against future liabilities.

A branch is an office or business presence in a location other than where the corporate entity is established.
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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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Corporate income tax paid
This comprises corporate income tax paid in 2022, as recorded in Shell's Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, and includes accrued withholding taxes on dividend, interest and royalty payments to Shell entities. In some cases, this may include payments made in relation to previous years or future years as tax payments are often made in arrears or in advance. It does not include withholding taxes collected by Shell on dividends paid to shareholders. Nor does it include corporate income tax paid by non-consolidated joint ventures and associates.
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