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Total tax contribution


Taxes borne


Taxes collected


  • Third-party revenues


  • Related-party revenues


  • Total revenues


  • Profit before tax


  • Corporate income tax paid


  • Corporate income tax accrued


  • Stated capital


  • Accumulated earnings


  • Tangible assets


  • Other payments to governments

Shell's footprint

Shell has been active in Tanzania since 2010. Shell Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited (SEPTL) is incorporated in the UK with a branch registered in Tanzania. SEPTL operates and has a 60% interest in blocks 1 and 4 off the coast of Tanzania under a production-sharing agreement with the government that expires in 2024. SEPTL is also co-leading a proposed liquefied natural gas project with other investors. Shell Deepwater Tanzania B.V. (SDT) is incorporated in the Netherlands with a branch in Tanzania (SDT Tanzania). A second branch in Zanzibar (SDT-Zanzibar) was closed and deregistered in January 2022.

Country financial analysis

The statutory corporate income tax rate in Tanzania is 30%. Shell made a standalone payment of around $66 million in capital gains tax in 2021. No capital gains tax was paid in 2022. Shell generated a loss in Tanzania as it has not yet started its main business activities in the country, which are under negotiation with the government.

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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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Throughout this report, “country” is used as the primary descriptor for a geographical area because that is the word used by the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting project in their proposal for country-by-country reporting. This is one of the four minimum reporting standards to which around 135 countries have committed, covering the tax residence jurisdictions of nearly all large multinational enterprises. In this report “country” may also refer to locations, jurisdictions or territories which have their own tax regimes or discrete rules.
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