VAT Lucky Draw Scheme 2016
The VAT Lucky Draw Scheme (VLDS) was promoted by the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) in 2014 as an incentive to encourage the local population to claim a receipt for every transaction and for the VAT registered persons to issue a VAT invoice for every sales/ transactions.
The VLDS is therefore part of a nationwide VAT Sensitization Campaign which aims at increasing compliance with VAT legislation. To participate in the VLDS, consumers have to send the details of their VAT Invoice through sms, the MRA website or the MRA VAT App and they stand a chance of winning up to Rs 50,000 every quarter.
1st prize – Rs 50 000 2nd prize – Rs 25 000 3rd prize – Rs 15000 4th to 10th prizes – Rs 10 000 (each) 11th to 20thprizes – Rs 5 000 (each)
Every individual consumer of more than 18 years old can participate in the VAT Lucky Draw Scheme.
Individual consumers wishing to participate in the scheme will have to send details of their VAT Invoices either through MRA's Website or via SMS on : 5 252 8282 as follows :
Website Short Message Service (SMS) Click on 'Submit Invoice (receipt) for VAT Lucky Draw' SMS should be sent on 5 252 8282 Under 'Participants Details', kindly fill in the following :
- Full Name
- Telephone / Mobile Number
- Email Address (if any)
SMS cost is 60 cents + VAT (normal rate) Under 'VAT Receipts Details' kindly fill in the following as per your VAT Invoice:
- VAT No. of Supplier
- VAT Paid
- Date of VAT Invoice
- VAT Invoice Number
Message Format :
VAT rxxxxxxxx ixxxxxx axxxxxx dxx-xx-xx
Click on 'Submit' after completing the fields rxxxxxxxx, is the VAT Registration Number, ixxxxxx is the VAT invoice number, axxxxxx is the VAT amount paid and dxx-xx-xx is the date of the VAT Invoice (dd-mm-yy). Upon submission, if the above details have been correctly entered you will obtain an acknowledgement message and an Email notification on your email address. In case of wrong format, you will receive an error message on your mobile.
The VAT Lucky Draw Scheme 2016 has already started as from 1st January 2016 and it will operate on a quarterly basis, as follows:
1st Quarter - January to March 2016
2nd Quarter – April to June 2016
3rd Quarter – July to September 2016
4th Quarter – October to December 2016
Participants will have up to 15th of the month following the end of each quarter to send the details of their VAT invoices for the VAT Lucky Draw Scheme.
The draws will be effected under the supervision of the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) during the last week of the month following the end of every quarter.
The participant to the VAT Lucky Draw Scheme 2016 should be the holder of a VAT Invoice. The VAT Invoice should pertain to purchases for a minimum VAT amount of Rs 75. For every multiple of Rs 75 of VAT amount, the participant will obtain one chance of VAT Lucky Draw, up to a maximum of 10 chances.
The list of winning VAT Invoices will be published in the newspaper and on the MRA's Website after each draw.
Winners of the quarterly VAT Lucky Draws will have to present the original VAT invoices within the specified time to the MRA so as to collect their respective prizes.
The MRA recommends the public to claim VAT Invoices for all purchases made from a VAT registered person and to keep the invoices for participation in the VAT Lucky Draw Scheme.