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  • Related-party revenues


  • Total revenues


  • Profit before tax


  • Tax paid


  • Tax accrued


  • Tangible assets


  • Stated capital


  • Accumulated earnings


Main business activities

  • Upstream
  • Integrated Gas

Shell’s footprint

Shell has been active in Tanzania since 2010. Shell Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited (SEPTL) is a company incorporated in the UK with a branch registered in Tanzania. SEPTL is the operator of two offshore blocks (Blocks 1 and 4) and has a 60% interest in both. Shell Deepwater Tanzania B.V. (SDT) is a company incorporated in the Netherlands with a branch registered in Tanzania (SDT Tanzania) and a branch registered in Zanzibar (SDT-Zanzibar). SDT-Zanzibar began liquidation in 2021 and was closed in early 2022.

Country financial analysis

The statutory corporate income tax rate in Tanzania is 30% There was no corporate income tax due on regular business activities in the year. The tax paid in 2021 related to capital gains tax that resulted from restructuring activities. Our Payments to Governments Report for 2021 shows that Shell paid $245,000 in fees.

A branch is an office or business presence in a location other than where the corporate entity is established.
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Corporate income tax
This is a direct tax imposed on companies’ profits. It is sometimes levied at a national level but can also be levied on a state or local basis.
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Fees and other sums paid as consideration for acquiring a licence for gaining access to an area where extractive activities are performed. Administrative government fees that are not specifically related to the extractive sector, or to access to extractive resources, are excluded. Also excluded are payments made in return for services provided by a government.
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