Petroleum Taxation

Oil and Gas Industry Fiscal Regimes of Tanzania

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The Fiscal Regimes of Tanzania is governed by various legal instruments most notably the Petroleum Act 2015 which sets out the royalty rates, minimum requirement for state participation, ring fencing, payment of training fees and bonuses. Other instruments such as the Income Tax Act 2004 provide for corporate tax, income tax, PAYE tax for employees, withholding taxes and capital gain tax. The existing petroleum contracts namely Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs) provide on matters such as profit sharing, cost recovery, cost oil or cost gas, additional profit tax, among others. The Model Production Agreement (MPSA), 2013 is currently in force and it provides guidelines for new PSAs to be entered into newly opened areas. Since its promulgation, the MPSA has not been tested. The previous 4th Bidding Round was based on the MPSA terms and no new PSA was signed following the last bidding round, arguably due to tough fiscal terms as embodied in the MPSA. This book, which is based on a study by the author undertaken between 2013 and 2014, illustrate why existing fiscal terms of Tanzania are considered as being tough compared similar hydrocarbon provinces in the region


Raphael Bahati Tweve Mgaya


The author holds LLB, LLM (Int’l Development Law and Human Rights), MBA, LLM(Oil and Gas Law with Distinction) from RGU Aberdeen, MSc in Finance and Investment. He had previously worked as Senior Legal Officer for TPDC and the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania. He works as Managing Partner of Jurisolutions & Associates attorneys

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


oil and gas, taxation, fiscal regimes, production sharing, petroleum law, Regulation, Upstream, Downstream

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LAW / Taxation