The government estimates that the changes to the implementation of the Specific Tax on Mining Activities (IPM) will make it possible to increase revenue by the equivalent of 1 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) next year.
In the documents supporting the proposal for the Economic and Social Plan and State Budget (PESOE) for 2024, the Executive foresees the “consolidation of the tax revenue to be collected from” the IPM, “whose administration has become more efficient” with the approval of the reference price regulation, “for the purposes of determining the value of the mining product. This reform is expected to increase revenue by approximately 1 per cent of GDP”.
This is a forecast of almost 11.5 billion meticais from the specific tax on mining and oil activities, of which, as provided for in the legislation in force, 10 per cent will be applied to local community projects.
Also in the same sector, the Executive plans to monitor and inspect 300 mining titles throughout the country over the next year, as well as “supporting mining and artisanal exploration, transforming 15 mining associations into cooperatives and issuing 15 mining certificates”.
The aim is also “to carry out inspections to intensify control of the exploitation of mineral, oil and energy resources, as well as to carry out activities to track the production and commercialisation of precious metals and gems,” the Executive states in the PESOE, which is being discussed in Parliament.