JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production says that the Kazakhstan tax authority has completed their desk audit of KMG EP which commenced in September 2014 for the period between 2009 and 2012. Following the audit, the tax authority has charged an additional 18.2 billion tenge, imposed a penalty of 9.7 billion tenge for late payment and a fine of 10.2 billion tenge. The Company is going to appeal the claim in the near future.
KMG EP made a tax provision of 16.7 billion tenge in the financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2015 mostly related to tax audit of the Company for the period between 2009 and 2012. The provision has been made following discussions with Tax authorities in respect to this tax audit, as it is more probable than not that the Company will ultimately be unsuccessful in defending previously established tax positions.