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The future of tax in mining

The evolving global landscape

Digital disruption and the constant pressure from stakeholders to deliver more value, is impacting all aspects of a mining company’s business, including the tax function.

Executive summary

In this report, we examine key tax considerations for mining companies and suggest ways in which tax departments can address these challenges by embracing digital technologies, revamping their structures and processes, and rethinking how they interact with revenue authorities, governments, and the general public. The report also illustrates how disruptive technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, and machine learning present opportunities to enhance the tax function’s effectiveness.

2018 mining tax trends

Moving the economic contribution conversation into the public domain

Senior mining executives need to step out of the boardroom and into the public conversation and articulate the contributions their business makes to the communities and host countries in which they operate.

Searching for transparency amidst the red tape

With an ever-increasing set of mandatory transparency rules and regulations, mining companies need to be even more responsible for their own reporting across all aspects of their disclosure.

Could BEPS and multilateral instruments impact mining sector investments?

This new environment would urge tax functions to revisit their frameworks and tax strategies, and may require companies to reassess their investment structures.

Digitisation ups the game

Tax authorities are embracing process robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and other cutting-edge technologies.

Read the report to see what the future of tax looks like for the mining sector.

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