Why Mauritius?

International Financial Centre

Mauritius has established itself as a leading jurisdiction for financial services across the world. Its political stability, robust legal framework, and efficient business environment have attracted many global corporations to set up their operations in the country. Moreover, Mauritius has an extensive network of double taxation avoidance treaties with several countries, making it an ideal location for investment holding, fund administration, and wealth management services. The country's commitment to international standards of transparency, coupled with its strict regulatory regime, ensures that it remains a safe and credible jurisdiction for conducting business. As a result, Mauritius has earned a reputation as one of the best places for financial services.

Stable Economy

Good Governance

Multilingual Population

Internationally Qualified

Global Business

Fiscal Advantages

  • No capital gain tax
  • No withholding tax on dividends
  • No estate duty, inheritance or wealth tax
  • Low taxation
  • No foreign exchange control


Double Taxation

Mauritius has an extensive network of Double Taxation Agreements ('DTA') with countries including: Belgium, Botswana, China, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and Uganda. The network provides for interesting tax planning opportunities thereby enhancing the image of the jurisdiction as a tax planning centre.

The attractive concessions provided by those treaties include:

  • Elimination of double taxation through tax credit equivalent to Mauritian tax
  • Reduction in withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties
  • No estate duty, inheritance or wealth tax
  • No estate duty, inheritance or wealth tax
  • Exemption from capital gains

Legislations governing the business sector in Mauritius

Financial Services Act 2007

Companies Act 2001

Trusts Act 2001

Income Tax Act 1995

Business Facilitation Act 2006

Insurance Act 2005

Securities Act 2005

Income Tax Act 1995

Protected Cell Companies Act 1999

Securities (collective investment schemes & close end funds) Regulations 2008

Limited Partnerships Act 2011

Foundation Act 2012


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