This excerpt taken from the ELN 6-K filed Aug 28, 2009.
8 INCOME TAX
The components of the current tax expense for the years ended 30 June were as follows:
The income tax expense of $27.4 million for the first half of 2009 (2008: $4.0 million), reflects tax at standard rates in the jurisdictions in which we operate, the availability of tax losses, foreign withholding tax and exempt income derived from Irish patents.
The deferred tax expense of $24.3 million for the first half of 2009 (2008: $0.6 million) primarily relates to the utilisation of tax benefits relating to U.S. deferred tax assets (DTA).