Workshop on Improving Mining Tax Collection and Administration Frameworks in Africa

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IM4DC in collaboration with the World Bank will present the second of three scheduled four-day workshops on Improving Mining Tax Collection and Administration Frameworks in Africa, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in May 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. The findings resulted in the publication of a sourcebook on How to Improve Mining Tax Administration and Collection Frameworks. The authors of the sourcebook, 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 12 to 15 May 2014, the workshop will also include key-elements from good practices in mineral tax collection procedures and processes in other developed countries, especially from Australia. 

Aimed at representatives from Ministries responsible for mining and tax administration from Africa and representatives of regional organisations, the workshop will provide an opportunity to exchange on the sourcebook and the principles of an efficient mining tax administration in the African region. 

The topics covered will include:

  • 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 resources, institutional collaboration, coordination, capacity building, and information sharing.

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

Attendance at this workshop is by invitation.