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For Income year ending 30 June 2018, the allowable Exemptions & Reliefs are as follows:

Income Exemption Threshold

Category Amount (Rs)
Category A- An individual with no dependent 300, 000
Category B- An individual with one dependent 410, 000
Category C- An individual with two dependents 475, 000
Category D- An individual with three dependents 520, 000
Category E- An individual with four and more dependents 550, 000
Category F- A retired / disabled person with no dependent 350, 000
Category G- A retired / disabled person with one dependent 460, 000

  

  1. Only an individual who is resident in Mauritius during the income year 30 June 2018 is entitled to claim an income exemption threshold, additional exemption for dependent child pursuing undergraduate course or relief for interest paid on housing loan.

     

  2. Where for the income year ending 30 June 2018, a person claims an income exemption threshold in respect of Category B, C, D, E or G, the spouse of that person is entitled to claim for that year an income exemption threshold only in respect of Category A or Category F, whichever is applicable.

     

  3. An individual is not entitled to claim an income exemption threshold in respect of :

     

    1. Category B or Category G, if the net income and exempt income of his dependent exceeds Rs 110,000;
    2. Category C, if the net income and exempt income of his second dependent exceeds Rs 65,000;
    3. Category D, if the net income and exempt income of his third dependent exceeds Rs 45,000.
    4. Category E, if the net income and exempt income of his fourth dependent exceeds Rs 30,000.

     

  4. "Dependent" means either a spouse, a child under the age of 18 or a child over the age of 18 and who is pursuing full-time education or training or who cannot earn a living because of physical or mental disability.

     

  5. "Child" means
    1. an unmarried child, stepchild or adopted child of a person;
    2. an unmarried child whose guardianship or custody is entrusted to the person by virtue of any other enactment or of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction;
    3. an unmarried child placed in foster care of the person by virtue of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

     

  6. "Retired person" means a person who attains the age of 60 at any time prior to 1 July 2017 and who, during the income year ending 30 June 2018, is not in receipt of any business income or emoluments other than retirement pension.

     

  7. "Disabled person" means a person suffering from permanent disablement.

     

  8. Additional exemption in respect of dependent child pursuing undergraduate course

     

    1. Where a person has claimed an Income Exemption Threshold in respect of category B, C, D, E or G and the dependent is a child pursuing a non-sponsored full-time undergraduate course in Mauritius at an institution recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission or outside Mauritius at a recognised institution, the person may claim an additional exemption of Rs 135,000 in respect of that child.

       

    2. The additional exemption is not allowable:
      1. in respect of more than three children;
      2. in respect of the same child for more than 6 consecutive years;
      3. where the tuition fees, excluding administration and student union fees, are less than Rs 34,800 for a child following an undergraduate course in Mauritius;
      4. to a person whose total income (net income plus interest and dividends received) or that of his/her spouse for the income year ending 30 June 2018 exceeds Rs 4 million.

     

  9. Interest Reliefs on secured housing loan

     

    1. A person who has contracted a housing loan, which is secured by a mortgage or fixed charge on immoveable property and which is used exclusively for the purchase or construction of his house, may claim a relief in respect of the interest paid on the loan.

       

    2. The relief to be claimed in the EDF is the amount of interest payable in the income year ending 30 June 2018. In the case of a couple where neither spouse is a dependent spouse, the relief may be claimed by either spouse or at their option, divide the claim equally between them.

       

    3. The loan must have been contracted from :
      1. a bank, a non-bank deposit taking institution, an insurance company, or the Sugar Industry Pension Fund;
      2. the Development Bank of Mauritius by its employees; or
      3. the Statutory Bodies Family Protection Fund by its members.

         

    4. The relief is not allowable where the person or his spouse:
      1. is, at the time the loan is contracted, already the owner of a residential building;
      2. derives in the income year ending 30 June 2018, total income (net income plus interest and dividends received) exceeding Rs 4 million;
      3. has benefited from any new housing scheme set up on or after 1 January 2011 by a prescribed competent authority.

       

  10. Relief for Medical insurance premium or contribution

     

    A person may claim relief for premium or contribution payable for himself or his dependents in respect of whom Income Exemption Threshold :

    1. on a medical or health insurance policy; or
    2. to an approved provident fund which has its main object the provision for medical expenses.

     

    The relief is limited to the amount of premium or contribution payable for the income year up to a maximum of :

    • Rs 15,000 for self
    • Rs 15,000 for first dependent
    • Rs 10,000 for second dependent
    • Rs 10,000 for third dependent

     

    No relief should be claimed where the premium or contribution is payable by the employer or under a combined medical and life insurance scheme.

     

  11. Deduction for Household Employees

     

    Where a person employs one or more household employees, he may claim a deduction of the wages paid to the household employees up to a maximum of Rs 30,000, from his net income, provided he has duly paid the contributions payable under the National Pensions Act and the National Savings Fund Act. In the case of a couple, the deduction shall not, in the aggregate, exceed 30,000 rupees.