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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 present in Italy since 1912. In 2022, Shell's upstream activities included interests in the Val d'Agri and Tempa Rossa oil fields in Basilicata. Shell's downstream operations include the production and sale of lubricants and the sale of natural gas and electricity. Shell also has solar photovoltaic projects under development in Italy.

Country financial analysis

The statutory corporate income tax rate in Italy is 28%. In 2022, the Italian government introduced both the EU "solidarity contribution" and a local domestic windfall tax ("Contributo extraproffiti") in light of the high revenues made by energy companies.

Most of the tax on 2022 profits was paid in 2023, including the EU solidarity contribution. Arrears due to be paid in 2022, calculated on the previous year's tax charge, were limited as a result of lower profits in 2021. Our Payments to Governments Report for 2022 shows that Shell paid around $78.5 million in royalties and fees.

Read more in Total tax contribution, in Windfall taxes and in Payments to Governments Report(

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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Royalties are generally payments due for the use of an asset. Mineral royalties are payments to governments or other owners for the rights to extract oil and gas resources, typically at a set percentage of revenue less any deductions that may be taken. See Trademark royalties.
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Tax charge
The aggregate of current tax and deferred tax included in the determination of profit or loss for the period in our Annual Report and Accounts.
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