Infosys Announces the Signing of an AdvancePricing Agreement (“APA”) with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service
This APA to result in the reversal oftax provisions of approximately US$ 225 million in the quarter ended December31, 2017
As aresult of the APA methodology, the company expects its overall effective taxrate to be lower by around 100 bps for future periods covered under the APA
Bengaluru – January09, 2018: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader inconsulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced thesuccessful conclusion of an Advance Pricing Agreement (“APA”) with the U.S.Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). The preliminary discussions with the IRS onthe APA were initiated by the Company in 2015,followed by multiple rounds of discussions. Under the APA, theCompany and the IRS have agreed on the methodology to allocate revenues andcompute the taxable income of the Company’s U.S. operations.Thisagreement covers financial years from 2011 to2021. The APA will enhance predictability of the Company’s tax obligations inrespect of its U.S. operations.
In accordance with the APA, the Company expects to reverse tax provisions of approximatelyUS$ 225 million made in previous periods which are no longer required (bothunder International Financial Reporting Standards and Indian AccountingStandards).Further, inline with the APA, the Company expects to payout approximately US$ 233 milliondue to the difference between the taxes payable for prior periods as per theAPA and the actual taxes paid for such periods. This amountis expected to be paid over the next few quarters.
The reversal of the tax provisions ofapproximately US$ 225 million will have a positiveimpact on the consolidated Basic EPS for the quarter ending December 31, 2017by approximately US$ 0.10. Further, on account of the APAmethodology, the Company expects its overalleffective tax rate to be lower by about 100 basis points for future periodscovered under the APA.
M. D. Ranganath, CFO said “We areglad that the APA has been executed in one of our key markets. The APA providesgreater predictability of our taxes and minimizes uncertainties”.
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Certain statements in this pressrelease, including those concerning the predictability of the Company’s taxobligations in respect of its US operations, the amount of the tax provisionreversal, the amount and timing of payments to be made by the Company, theimpact on consolidated Basic EPS, and the Company’s overall effective tax ratefor future periods, are forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the'safe harbor' under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, whichinvolve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results todiffer materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks anduncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to,risks and uncertainties regarding the profit margins for client contracts thatare executed in whole or in part by the Company’s US operations, as well aschanges in US tax laws. Additional risks that could cause actual results todiffer materially are more fully described in our United States Securities andExchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for thefiscal year ended March 31, 2017. These filingsare available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additionalwritten and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained inthe Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and ourreports to shareholders. In addition, please note that anyforward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that webelieve to be reasonable as of the date of this press release. The Company doesnot undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made fromtime to time by or on behalf of the Company unless it is required by law.
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