Mexico: Cemex has paid 20% of the US$361m in taxes it owes the Mexican government, with the rest due in January 2013.
The company said it made a US$72m payment on 1 March 2012. It said it has an option to extend the January 2013 obligation and opt for 36 instalments instead, a move that would cost the company a bit more.
"Cemex thinks it has adequate provisions to meet the (tax) requirement," the company said in a statement.
In 2008 the Supreme Court overturned a ruling that protected Cemex from paying taxes linked to investments in offshore tax havens. The court cited several articles in Mexico's income tax law that required Mexican companies to pay taxes locally on investments in countries where there are no taxes or where levies are 75% lower than in Mexico.