Legal and Policy
Qualified lawyers and ﬁscal specialists provide advice on drafting and implementing tax laws and policies relating to mining, including concession agreements.
Local and international experts deliver trainings targeting country or region-specific needs and implementation capacity.
In country training
- Per request, we give in country trainings on the broad issues, such as international taxation and the mining sector, or on specific topics, such as transfer pricing, tax incentives, or the valuation of specific minerals.
- In November 2019, we went to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to (i) review the main BEPS risks, and (ii) understand and model tax incentives in the mining sector. The training brought together 32 representatives from various government agencies including the Ministry of Mines and Quarries; the Ministry of Finance, including the Tax Administration; EITI liaison authorities, and a Member of Parliament.
- We conduct regional trainings to create an environment for discussion between countries regarding the main BEPS risks in the mining sector. We have delivered two regional trainings to date, one for Latin American and Caribbean countries, and one for Francophone African countries.
As part of Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), our experienced mining tax auditors and industry experts work hand-in-hand with local tax authorities on current mining audit cases. TIWB was launched jointly by the OECD and the United Nations Development Programme in 2015. It offers practical, hands-on assistance for developing counties seeking to gain tax audit knowledge and skills to collect their fair share of taxes from mining projects.
Any IGF member country can request assistance.
Deep Dive Countries
We have a number of countries where we committed for a long-term assistance. We also work with other countries on specific projects.