Companies Act 2014

F516 [ Content of entity payment report

1452

1452. (1) A company shall in respect of its entity payment report, for each financial year, include the following in relation to its relevant activities:

(a) the government to which each payment has been made, including the country of that government;

(b) the total amount of payments made to each government;

(c) the total amount per type of payment made to each government;

(d) where those payments have been attributed to a specific project, the total amount per type of payment made for each such project and the total amount of payments for each such project.

(2) Where a company makes a payment that is not attributable to a specific project, it shall not be necessary in the entity payment report to allocate it to a specific project.

(3) A company shall not be required to include a payment in the entity payment report if

(a) it is a single payment of an amount less than 100,000, or

(b) it forms part of a series of related payments within a financial year where the total amount of that series of payments is less than 100,000.

(4) Payments, activities and projects shall not be artificially split or aggregated to avoid the application of this Part.

(5) The disclosure of payments shall reflect the substance, rather than the form, of each payment, relevant activity or project concerned.

(6) Where payments in kind are made to a government, the entity payment report shall state the value of such payments in kind and, where applicable, the volume of those payments in kind, and the directors shall provide supporting notes to explain how the value of such payments in kind has been determined. ]

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F516

Inserted (9.06.2017) by Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), s. 87, S.I. No. 246 of 2017, art. 3, subject to transitional provision in art. 4.