Challenger is committed to meeting its tax obligations and complying with prevailing taxation laws, practice and reporting requirements. We maintain an open relationship with key regulators, including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The Group seeks to maintain a “high assurance Justified Trust” over income tax and GST with the ATO. Under the ATO Justified Trust framework, the Group reports all significant transactions, risks and other issues to the ATO on a regular basis, and issues are resolved with the ATO in a constructive manner.
Challenger has in place a Tax Charter which governs how Challenger manages tax related matters. The Charter states that Challenger will manage its tax obligations in a sustainable way with regard to the commercial and social imperatives of the business and its stakeholders. It determines that Challenger will comply with prevailing revenue laws and maintain professional relationships with the regulatory and tax authorities in the jurisdictions it operates in.
Challenger does not knowingly participate in the avoidance of tax or facilitate and/or promote the avoidance or evasion of tax by a third party.