COMMUNIQUE

COVID-19 SELF–EMPLOYED ASSISTANCE SCHEME


The Government of the Republic of Mauritius has decided to implement a Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) through the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) to assist self-employed persons who have suffered a loss of revenue as a consequence of the lockdown in the fight against Covid-19.

  1. A self-employed individual who is in business, or a tradesperson operating in the informal sector, e.g. a mason, a cabinet maker, a plumber, a hairdresser and an artist is entitled to join the assistance scheme provided he is a Mauritian national above 18 years of age and who has been in business for the last 3 months.

     

  2. The following individuals are NOT eligible to the assistance:
    1. an individual who is an employee, whether full-time or part-time;
    2. a person who is eligible to receive basic retirement pension;
    3. an individual who receives monthly social benefits;
    4. an individual pursuing higher studies on a full time basis;
    5. a person who is a dependent spouse;
    6. a person who was unemployed at the beginning of March 2020;
    7. an individual who forms part of a household having total monthly income (including passive income, e.g rent, dividends, interests or profits) exceeding Rs. 50,000;
    8. an individual who is in a business where he earns only passive income, e.g rent; or
    9. a fisherman.

     

  3. Eligible self-employed individuals and tradespersons will receive a financial support of Rs 5,100 each for the period 16 March 2020 to 15 April 2020. They must submit their applications online on MRA’s website: www.mra.mu All payments will be credited to their respective bank accounts.

     

  4. For any further information or assistance under the scheme, the MRA may be reached by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling on 207 6000.

31 March 2020

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Covid-19 : Urgent Measures


  1. Self Employed Assistance Scheme

     

  2. Communique : No Penalty & Interest for Late Submission of Returns / Statements and Late Payments (01.04.20)

     

  3. Wage Assistance Scheme

     

  4. Removal of VAT on Masks and Hand Sanitizer : Amendments to the Integrated Tariff with respect to the applicable rates of VAT to masks and hand sanitizer (24.03.20)

     

  5. Measures taken by MRA due to lockdown in Mauritius (20.03.20)

Communiqué / Press Release at MRA for the Year 2020


Click on the links below to view the documents:

  1. Notice to Employers: Minimum and Maximum basic wage for the calculation of NPF and NSF Contributions (29.07.20)
  2. Return of Employees (ROE) & Annual Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) Return (29.07.20)
  3. Extension for the Month of July 2020 (24.07.20)
  4. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (22.07.20)
  5. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (14.07.20)
  6. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (07.07.20)
  7. Press Release: Government Wage Assistance Scheme and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme - Extension for the Month of June 2020 (02.07.20)
  8. Government Wage Assistance Scheme and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme - Extension for the Month of June 2020 (02.07.20)
  9. Press Release : Seizure of Cannabis and Cannabis Resin at the Parcel Post Office (01.07.20)
  10. Extension of Country by Country (CBC) Reporting deadline (29.06.20)
  11. Extension of the deadline for the payment of Advertising Structure Fee (26.06.20)
  12. Corporate Income Tax (25.06.20)
  13. Payment of Tax by Companies in the Tourism Industry (25.06.20)
  14. Government Wage Assistance Scheme and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme – Tourism Sector (23.06.20)
  15. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (17.06.20)
  16. Press Release : MRA Seizes Rs 31 Million of Drugs at the Seaport (13.06.20)
  17. Filing of Returns / Statements and Payment of Income Tax and Value Added Tax (VAT) (12.06.20)
  18. Press Release : MRA seizes Cannabis Resin at Parcel Post Office (10.06.20)
  19. Press Release : Payment of taxes by Direct Debit (05.06.20)
  20. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (03.06.20)
  21. Submission of Returns & Payment of Taxes : March to June 2020 (01.06.20)
  22. Work from Home Initiative - MRA Works from Home : A promising experiment in change management (20.05.20)
  23. Customer Service at MRA Head Office (16.05.20)
  24. Common Reporting Standard (CRS) : Extension of CRS reporting deadline (14.05.20)
  25. Extension of FATCA reporting deadline (28.04.20)
  26. COVID-19
  27. Press Release : Seizure of 66 pellets of heroin worth Rs. 16 million (16.03.20)
  28. Press Release : Seizure of drugs worth Rs 1 million at Parcel Post Office (11.03.20)
  29. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (11.03.20)
  30. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (04.03.20)
  31. Press Release : Seizure of Cannabis Resin and Methamphetamine at Parcel Post Office (04.03.20)
  32. Press Advert : Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme for Foreign Assets (03.03.20)
  33. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (26.02.20)
  34. Press Release : Seizure of 1.29 kg of heroin worth Rs. 19,3 million (10.02.20)
  35. Press Release : Seizure of 1.6 kg cannabis concealed in chocolate boxes (09.02.20)
  36. Press Release : Seizure of Cannabis worth nearly Rs. 2,5 million (06.02.20)
  37. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (05.02.20)
  38. Press Advert : Voluntary Disclosure Scheme - Foreign Assets (29.01.20)
  39. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (29.01.20)
  40. Press Release : Rs. 9 million of heroin seized by MRA at SSR airport (27.01.20)
  41. Time limit for proceeding with a validated bill of entry at import (27.01.20)
  42. 4th Organisational Integrity Perception Survey (21.01.20)
  43. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (21.01.20)
  44. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (14.01.20)
  45. Press Release : Heroin worth Rs. 43 M seized at SSR Airport (10.01.20)
  46. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (08.01.20)

Application for authorisation to act as Customs House Broker


Tax Arrears Settlement Scheme (TASS)


The scheme is designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) having outstanding tax arrears as at 10 June 2019. Where the tax arrears are settled on or before 31 March 2020, the SME will benefit from 100 percent waiver of penalties and interest included in the tax arrears.