Prices down, but taxing times remain for miners

NEW estimates by Deloitte Access Economics show the mining sector’s contribution from company tax and royalties in the two years to June 30 2014 will be $A40.3 billion.

This is $18.3 billion in 2012-13 and $21.9 billion in 2013-14.

These figures exclude the minerals resource rent tax and the carbon tax.

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