Taxes paid

Taxes paid

Taxes paid: Our economic contribution

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The taxes we pay help governments provide essential services to communities and invest for the future. In 2018, the Rio Tinto Group paid $6.6 billion in taxes and royalties globally, including $4.8 billion paid in Australia.

Since our first Taxes paid report in 2010, we have paid $63 billion in taxes and royalties globally, of which over 70%, or $46 billion, was paid in Australia.

This report builds on our long history of transparency and provides comprehensive disclosures over the tax and other payments we make to governments.

Our global taxes and royalties paid in 2018 Our global taxes and royalties paid in 2018

Our values, experience and history tell us that we must work in a way that delivers real, lasting benefits for the owners of our company as well as the wider communities in which we operate.

In 2018, our direct economic contribution was $42.8 billion.

Direct economic contribution since 2014 Direct economic contribution since 2014
Direct economic contribution since 2014