Income taxes amounted to EUR 466 million, compared to EUR 185 million in 2012. The effective income tax rate was 28.1%, compared to 58.0% in 2012. Excluding the non-tax-deductible European Commission fine and charges related to various legal matters in 2012, the effective tax rate in 2012 was 25.5%. The 2.6 percentage points increase in 2013 was mainly related to a higher weighted average statutory income tax rate in 2013 due to a change in the country mix of profit and loss, which was partly offset by lower valuation allowances.
For 2014, the effective tax rate excluding incidental non-taxable items is expected to be between 30% and 32%.
For further information, refer to note (5) Income taxes.