Tax contribution

We pursue a tax strategy that is aligned with Bombardier’s business strategy and conforms to our Code of Ethics. In alignment with our Corporate Tax Policy, we have put in place multiple resources, processes and controls to ensure that we are in full compliance with all applicable laws, including statutory obligations related to filings, payments, withholding obligations and disclosures to authorities.

Total taxes borne and collected by Bombardier(in millions of US dollars)1
2019 2018 2017 2016
Total taxes borne?2 and collected?3 by Bombardier 1,523 1,543 1,469 1,481
Income taxes 769 796 740 768
Payroll taxes and social charges 671 641 632 637
Transaction taxes (including sales taxes) 58 70 61 31
Property, business and other taxes 25 36 36 45
  • 1. For significant locations only (Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Mexico). Includes income taxes paid on profits, payroll taxes and social charges, unrecoverable portion of transaction taxes (including sales taxes) and taxes on property and business operations.
  • 2. The total amount of taxes borne by Bombardier in 2019 was $475 million.
  • 3. The total amount of taxes collected by Bombardier in 2019 was $1,048 million.