• Service: Tax, Corporate Tax, Global Transfer Pricing Services, Topics, Tax Reform, Resource Taxation
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 6/10/2011

Tax in Focus: Minerals Resource Rent Tax Second Exposure Draft 

KPMG has prepared a Tax in Focus Brief considering the second Exposure Draft (ED) and Explanatory Memorandum (EM) released for consultation on the government's proposed Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT).

The proposed MRRT is a potentially complex tax requiring the application of concepts from income tax and goods and services tax (GST) legislation, together with the use of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) transfer pricing guidelines, mining law, accounting concepts and market valuation principles.


The second ED has now been released and provides industry participants with a much clearer picture as to how the government proposes to calculate, impose and collect the MRRT.


Our brief provides a summary of the key concepts within the ED and EM and includes KPMG’s observations on matters that will be relevant in finalising the MRRT legislation.


How we can help

For organisations impacted by the proposed reforms, it should be a strategic priority to prepare a MRRT response plan outlining the key steps between now and the 1 July 2012 commencement date, and beyond, to ensure the organisation is fully prepared for the transition and likely impacts.


Drawing on the strength of our knowledge and experience working with the existing PRRT and state royalty regimes, KPMG can bring a team of people to help your organisation as it responds to the complexities and challenges of these tax reforms.


For further information please speak with your KPMG adviser or one of the contacts listed in our brief.


Resource Taxation

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We look at the resource tax landscape which is experiencing significant change with the repeal of the MRRT and amendments to the PRRT.


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