YIT CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, MARCH 3, 2003,14:15 1 (1)
TAX REPRESENTATIVE APPEALS THE DECISION TO REPAY THE RESIDUAL TAXES FOR 1997 LEVIED FROM YIT
A tax representative appointed by the Tax Office for Major Corporations and the City of Helsinki has lodged an appeal at the Helsinki Administrative Court to overturn the decision concerning the EUR 10.9 million in residual taxes that were levied from YIT for 1997. The decision was made on December 18, 2002, by the Tax Correction Board of the Tax Office for Major Corporations.
The Tax Office for Major Corporations levied the residual taxes in March 2002 and YIT recorded them in their entirety in its financial results for the first quarter of 2002. YIT appealed the tax decision. The Tax Correction Board approved YITs appeal and returned the residual taxes paid by YIT, complete with interest, on January 16, 2003. The total sum was EUR 11.0 million.
YIT will not record the repayment of the residual taxes in its financial results until the court has made its final ruling.
For additional information, contact: Executive Vice President Esko Mäkelä, tel. +358 20 433 2258, firstname.lastname@example.org
Veikko Myllyperkiö Vice President, Corporate Communications
Distribution: Helsinki Exchanges, principal media, www.yit.fi
YIT is the largest Finnish and a significant North European construction company and urban developer. We develop and build apartments and living services, business premises and entire areas. We are also specialised in demanding infrastructure construction. Together with our customers, our nearly 8,000 professionals are creating more functional, attractive and sustainable cities and environments. We work in 10 countries: Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Our revenue in 2019 was approximately EUR 3.4 billion. YIT Corporation's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy. www.yitgroup.com