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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 present in Albania since 2012 and is exploring for oil and gas there through Albanian branches of two Dutch companies: Shell Upstream Albania B.V. and Shell Albania Block 4 B.V.

Country financial analysis

The corporate income tax rate for oil and gas production in Albania is 50%. The loss before tax is a result of exploration costs. As the fields have not been developed or started production, there are no profits to tax. Our Payments to Governments Report for 2022 shows that Shell paid around $720,000 in bonuses and fees.

Read more in Total tax contribution and in Payments to Governments Report(

Payments for bonuses usually paid upon signing an agreement or a contract, or when a commercial discovery is declared, or production has commenced or production has reached a milestone.
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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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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 from this report. Also excluded are payments made in return for services provided by a government.
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