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Ghana’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2015

Published: Sep-2015 | Format: PDF | Timetric | Number of pages: 14 | Code: MRS - 35291


Timetric’s Ghanaian fiscal regime report outlines the governing bodies, laws, licenses, rights and tax-related information for five commodities: gold, manganese, bauxite, diamond and iron ore.


Timetric's fiscal regime report covers Ghana which  is rich in natural resources such as gold, industrial diamonds, bauxite and manganese. The country’s economic stability is highly dependent on mineral resources.


The report outlines the governing bodies, laws, licenses, rights and key fiscal terms which includes royalty, corporate income tax, depreciation, gift tax, capital gains tax, loss carry forward, withholding tax, value added tax(VAT)

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Gain an overview of Ghana’s mining fiscal regime

Key Highlights

• The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources is responsible for managing Ghana’s land, forest, wildlife and mineral resources.

• The Environment Protection Agency is responsible for the protection and improvement of Ghana’s environment.

• The Minerals Commission is a government agency responsible for the regulation and management of Ghana’s mineral resources, while co-coordinating and implementing mining policy.

• The Minerals and Mining Act details the process of obtaining mineral rights, and licenses, which are required to conduct mining activities.

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1 Executive Summary
2 The Ghanaian Mining Industry – Governing Bodies
2.1 Ministry of Land and Resources
2.2 Environmental Protection Agency
2.3 Minerals Commission
3 The Ghanaian Mining Industry – Governing Laws
3.1 Minerals and Mining Act, 2006
3.2 Diamond Act 1972
3.3 Small-Scale Mining Act 1989
4 The Ghanaian Mining Industry – Rights and Licenses
4.1 Mineral Rights
4.2 Reconnaissance License
4.3 Prospecting License
4.4 Mining Lease
4.5 Restricted License or Lease for Industrial Mineral Right
4.6 Small-Scale Mining License
4.7 Import Duty Exemption
4.8 Mine Support Service Company License
4.9 Minerals Purchase and Export, Sell or Disposal License
5 The Ghanaian Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms
5.1 Royalty
5.2 Corporate Income Tax
5.3 Depreciation
5.4 Gift Tax
5.5 Capital Gains Tax
5.6 Loss Carry Forward
5.7 Withholding Tax
5.8 Value Added Tax
6 Appendix
6.1 Abbreviations
6.2 Secondary Research
6.3 Primary Research
6.4 Contact Timetric
6.5 About Timetric
6.6 Timetric’s Services
6.7 Disclaimer

Table 1: The Mining Industry in Ghana – Fiscal Regime Terms and Other Taxes, 2015
Table 2: The Mining Industry in Ghana – Withholding Tax Rates for Non Resident (%), 2015

Figure 1: The Mining Industry in Ghana – Commodity Mines at Different Stages (Number of Mines), 2015

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