International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. – Annual report – 31 December 2020
9 Tax (extract)
a Tax charges
Tax (charge)/credit in the Income statement, Other comprehensive income and Statement of changes in equity:
The current tax credit in Other comprehensive income relates to cash flow hedges of €17 million (2019: €16 million) and employee retirement benefit plans of €nil (2019: €154 million).
Tax in the Statement of changes in equity relates to share-based payment schemes of €2 million (2019: €1 million).
Within tax in Other comprehensive income is a tax credit of €92 million (2019: tax credit of €184 million) that may be reclassified to the Income statement and a tax credit of €64 million (2019: tax credit of €165 million) that will not.
b Current tax (liability)/asset
A tax repayment of €152 million arising from losses carried back to an earlier period was offset, by HMRC, against liabilities arising in relation to other taxes.
c Deferred tax asset/(liability)
1 Deferred taxes arising on Employee benefit plans at December 31, 2019 and January 1, 2019 have been reclassified for the effects given in note 2.
The deferred tax assets mainly arise in Spain and the UK and are expected to reverse beyond one year. Recognition of the deferred tax assets is supported by the expected reversal of deferred tax liabilities in corresponding periods, and projections of operating performance laid out in the Management approved business plans.