Kazakhstan’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2014

Kazakhstan possesses significant fossil fuel reserves, along with mineral and metal deposits. It produces a variety of mineral resources such as coal, uranium, lead, zinc, tungsten, molybdenum, borates, phosphorite, copper, potassium and cadmium. The mining industry in Kazakhstan is governed by the Ministry of Industry and New Technology and Ministry of Environmental Protection. The Law of Subsoil and Subsoil Use is the country's main regulating law for mining activities.

Scope

The report outlines Kazakhstan's governing bodies, laws, mining licenses, rights, obligations and tax-related information which includes signing bonus, commercial discovery bonus, payment to compensate for historic cost, tax on production of useful minerals, excess profits tax, corporate income tax, capital gains tax, land tax, social (payroll) tax, vehicle tax, deductions, depreciation, loss carry forward, withholding taxes and value added tax (VAT).

Key Highlights

• The Ministry of Industry and New Technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the country’s central executive body that manages the mining and metallurgical industries, industrial innovation, scientific and technological developments, and the production of machinery and construction materials.

• The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is responsible for the implementation, verification and control of state policy on commodity markets.

• The Ministry of Environment Protection is responsible for the development and implementation of state policy for environmental protection and management.

• The Law of Subsoil and Subsoil Use regulates mining activities in the country.

• The Law on Atomic Energy is the basic law covering nuclear legislation in the country.

• The Law on Radiation Safety of Population ensures the protection of the population from negative effects of ionizing radiation, and deals with the rights of individuals in regards to safety.

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 The Kazakhstan Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

2.1 Ministry of Industry and New Technology

2.1.1 Kazakhstan Atomic Energy Committee (KAEC)

2.2 Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

2.3 Ministry of Environment Protection

3 The Kazakhstan Mining Industry – Governing Laws

3.1 Law of Subsoil and Subsoil Use

3.2 Law on Atomic Energy Use

3.3 Law on Radiation Safety of Population

4 The Kazakhstan Mining Industry – Ownership and Licensing Methods

4.1 Mining Ownership

4.2 Licensing Type

4.3 Duration and Area

5 The Kazakhstan Mining Industry – Mining Rights and Obligations

5.1 Rights

5.2 Obligations

6 The Kazakhstan Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

6.1 Upfront Payments and Taxes on Subsurface Usage

6.1.1 Signing bonus

6.1.2 Commercial discovery bonus

6.1.3 Payment to compensate for historic cost

6.1.4 Tax on production of useful minerals

6.1.5 Excess profits tax

6.2 Corporate Income Tax (CIT)

6.3 Capital Gains Tax

6.4 Land Tax

6.5 Social (Payroll) Tax

6.6 Vehicle Tax

6.7 Deductions

6.8 Depreciation

6.9 Loss Carry Forward

6.10 Withholding Taxes

6.11 Value Added Tax (VAT)

7 Appendix

7.1 What is this Report About?

7.2 Methodology

7.3 Secondary Research

7.4 Primary Research

7.5 Contact GlobalData

7.6 About GlobalData

7.7 GlobalData’s Services

7.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: The Mining Industry in Kazakhstan – Fiscal Regime Terms and Other Taxes

Table 2: The Mining Industry in Kazakhstan – Tax on Production of Useful Minerals (%), 2014

Table 3: The Mining Industry in Kazakhstan – Excess Profit Tax Rates (%), 2014

Table 4: The Mining Industry in Kazakhstan – Transportation Tax Rates (%), 2014

Table 5: The Mining Industry in Kazakhstan – Depreciation Groups and Rates (%), 2014

Table 6: The Mining Industry in Kazakhstan – Withholding Tax Rates (%), 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: The Mining Industry in Kazakhstan – Commodity Mines at Different Stages (Number of Mines), 2014

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