Workshop on improving mining tax collection and administration frameworks in Africa

IM4DC, in cooperation with the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) and the World Bank will present a third five-day workshop on Improving Mining Tax Collection and Administration Frameworks in Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2014.

The workshop is based on findings of a World Bank study conducted in 2012 and 2013, which reviewed mining taxation administration and collection frameworks in a number of West African countries, complimented with key-elements from good practices in mineral tax collection procedures and processes in other developed countries, especially from Australia. The project resulted in the publication of a source book on How to Improve Mining Tax Administration and Collection Frameworks. The authors of the source book, who are from the Centre of Exploration Targeting at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University, will deliver the workshop.

To be held from 3 to 7 November 2014, the workshop will provide an opportunity to exchange on the source book and the principles of an efficient mining tax administration in the African region.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Success factors for an efficient mining tax administration system in the African context
  • Types of royalties systems, principles of their administration including valuation points, costs deductibility, assessments and auditing
  • Elements of mining specific components of corporate income tax and related administrative issues
  • Private sector outlook on mining fiscal policies and administration
  • Human resource, institutional collaboration, coordination, capacity building, and information sharing.

During dedicated working sessions, delegates will discuss specific issues about royalty administration, corporate income tax administration and budget forecasting of mining revenues.

Attendance at this workshop is by invitation.