PotlatchDeltic believes it is our responsibility as a corporate citizen to pay our fair share of taxes. Our commitment to integrity and our Corporate Conduct and Ethics Code guide our activities related to taxation. The taxes we pay are a significant economic contribution to our operating locations. These include corporate income taxes, employment taxes, sales taxes, and property taxes. All taxes are within the United States.
Our approach to tax aims to align with the needs and long-term interests of our various stakeholders including governments, shareholders, employees, and the communities where we operate. When considering tax affairs, we consider the Company’s corporate and social responsibilities and reputation. We recognize the importance of tax systems in helping governments fund programs to meet the needs of their communities. We support initiatives to improve transparency on tax matters.
TAX GOVERNANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT: The policies and procedures we have in place are designed to ensure we comply fully with all applicable tax requirements in every jurisdiction where we operate. We have established robust internal controls in financial and tax reporting, and we rely on technology and appropriately qualified and capable employees across our operations to timely and accurately calculate, report, and pay our tax liabilities. Employees and external stakeholders can report tax concerns through our hotline. Responsibility for setting and implementing our tax policy and management of our tax risks ultimately sits with our Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Oversight is provided by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, consistent with our Enterprise Risk Management Framework. Day-to-day responsibility for the application of the tax policy and the management of our tax affairs is delegated by the CFO to the Tax Director, who is supported by a team of in-house tax and finance professionals.
ALIGNMENT WITH OUR BUSINESS: Our tax team partners with our business operations to provide tax planning that enhances value and sustainable development and manages tax risks. Our internal policies and procedures are designed to ensure we comply with applicable tax laws, including monitoring and minimizing tax risks. We have a low tolerance for tax risk and reject planning opportunities that are not in line with our values or are inconsistent with our reputation. Where uncertainty exists, and when appropriate, we seek clarification from external professional advisors.
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT: We are committed to maintaining professional, open, and transparent relationships with tax authorities in all jurisdictions in which we operate, including the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. state and local tax and revenue departments. In the event a tax authority disagrees with our views on the appropriate tax treatment of a given item, we will work constructively to resolve the issue in a timely manner through appropriate methods of dispute resolution. We seek to be a valued partner to governments and advocate for tax legislation that increases clarity and encourages innovation and growth.