Mining taxes for India may change in future



India is one of the fastest developing nations and has been considered a nation with one of the highest corporate income tax rates (33.99% including surcharge and cess). It also has a complex set of allowances, deductions and exemptions to influence the behaviour of all taxpayers, including mining companies. India also has a Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) which is designed to levy at least a minimal amount of income tax, even if the taxpayer’s “regular tax” is reduced because of certain deductions.

India’s Mining Sector isgoverned by federal structure where both Centre and State Governments have roles to pay. While central government decides major policies for the Major Minerals (as classified under law), the state has autonomy to decide on matters pertaining to minor minerals.

The State Government levies Royalty on mining. To have uniformity among the States, the Federal Government regulates the rate that can be levied. Certain States also levy a “Cenarage fee”. The federal Govenrment for its part levies excise duty on the resources produced. In addition, some minerals also attract some cesses like Clean Energy Cess, Cess on export of mica, iron ore, chrome, etc.

In such a economic situation all over the world, India maybe change the tax rate about the iron ore.   The iron ore price has been in a low level for years .  if the tax change ,the iron ore material will effect the steel market a lot .   the steel material cost is a important part of the steel pipe fittings cost .  Haihao group has reduced the pipe fittings price as the steel material price .