4.5.10Commitments and Contingencies
SBM Offshore N.V. has issued performance guarantees for contractual obligations to complete and deliver projects in respect of several Group companies, and fulfillment of obligations with respect to long-term lease/operate contracts. Furthermore, the Company has issued parent company guarantees in respect of several Group companies’ financing arrangements. Please refer to note 4.3.28 Commitments and Contingencies.
SBM Offshore N.V. is head of a fiscal unity in which all Dutch entities are included, except for the entities that are held by SBM Holding Inc. S.A. and the joint venture entities. All tax liabilities and tax assets are transferred to the fiscal unity parent, however all members of the fiscal unity can be held liable for all tax liabilities concerning the fiscal unity.
Corporate income tax is levied at the head of the fiscal unity based on the fiscal results allocated by the members to SBM Offshore N.V., taking into account an allocation of the benefits of the fiscal unity to the different members. The settlement amount, if any, is equal to the corporate income tax charge included in the Company income statement.
SBM Offshore Amsterdam B.V. is an exception to this rule, as the entity is not entitled to the allocation of the benefits of the fiscal unity, whereby the tax charge is included in its statutory income statement.