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Why Mauritius?

Sea, Sun and Sand

Mauritius is a small island surrounded by white beaches and extensive lagoons which are rich in marine creatures. Inland, mountains, hills, waterfalls, lakes and free flowing rivers helps to preserve the amazing views which can be obtained throughout the island. With the island being relatively small, beaches should normally be reachable within 30 minutes.

Attractive Tax Regime

Mauritius benefits from a low and simple tax regime with tax rates as per table below:

Tax Rate
Corporate Tax 15%
Income Tax (personal) 15%
Value Added Tax [VAT] 15%
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR tax) 2% on book profits
Land Transfer Tax 5%
Capital Gains Tax 0%
Inheritance Tax 0%
Withholding tax on interest and dividends 0%

Mauritius has access to a vast network of Double Taxation Treaties (DTT), the purpose being to avoid double taxation with respect to taxes on income and wealth tax. Up to date, Mauritius has concluded 46 tax treaties and is party to a series of treaties under negotiation.

No exchange controls

Mauritius is a free market economy with no limit on transferring profits, dividends and capital out of the country.

Strategic geographic location, time zone and airline connectivity

Owing to its strategic location in the middle of the Indian Ocean as well as convenient time zone (GMT+4), Mauritian benefits from direct flights to Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia and therefore can be a strategic point to carry out international business.

Other Benefits

  • Preferential access to regional markets such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) amongst other
  • Reliable banking and telecommunication systems
  • Presence of international bank, legal and accountancy firms in Mauritius
  • Multicultural and multi-ethnic, Mauritius offers a unique and peaceful lifestyle in this mix of cultures