Our tax policy and principles

In this chapter we provide an overview of our tax policy, its underlying principles, and its application.


The Board of Management views tax (meaning all taxes that we face in our businesses) as an important matter for PostNL and its stakeholders. As such, a coherent, responsible and compliant approach towards tax is considered an integral part of doing business. Based on a group policy approved by the Board of Management, the head-office department Group Tax is mandated to oversee this approach towards tax. In that role, Group Tax, inter alia, defines the tax strategy and related policy and principles for the PostNL Group, advises and supports the Board of Management on tax, and acts as the central business partner on tax towards all stakeholders whilst maintaining the following principles and ensuring that these are adhered to. It is important to notice that these tax principles, in particular the topics of compliance, transparency and our relationship with authorities, have a strong correlation with our business principles.

The Board of Management views tax as an important matter for PostNL and its stakeholders