7 Income Taxes

Income tax expense
In CHF million   2008 HY2007 HY
Current tax expense  
Current tax of the current period   57152
Adjustments for current tax of prior periods   –61–3
Total current tax expense   –4149
Deferred tax expense  
Origination and reversal of temporary differences   –6–37
Changes in tax rates  
Total deferred tax expense   –6–37
Total income tax expense   –10112

Due to an internal restructuring, the Swiss Life Group realised a tax benefit amounting to CHF 61 million.