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Documentation Centre

 

The MRA Documentation Centre (DC) was set up on 13th February 2008 primarily to meet information needs of the MRA staff. It houses a wealth of valuable print and non-print resources.

 

 

 

 

 

Being a technical Documentation Centre, it is an excellent gateway that caters to staff research needs as it contains mainly resources pertaining to taxation, business, management, accounting, economics and law amongst others. MRA staff can make use of all the services available at the DC such as borrowing, renewal, reservation, reference, internet browsing, binding and scanning facilities, etc.

 

Upon requests, the MRA Documentation Centre also extends its research and reference services to external users who wish to consult the DC`s collections for their reference/ research needs. Most of the time, University students who are working on assignments and projects pertaining to taxation are allowed to visit the DC and consult MRA publications such as Annual Reports, Corporate plans, previous Income Tax and VAT departments` reports, MRA guides and tax cases.

 

  1. Opening hours

    The DC services are available from 08 45 AM to 16 30 PM

    (All weekdays, including lunch break).

     

  2. Services provided by the Documentation Centre
    1. Lending service
    2. Reference service
    3. Literature Search
    4. Access to subscribed periodicals online
    5. Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
    6. Computer workstations/ internet access/ Binding & Scanning facilities
    7. Posting of technical publications, legislations & court cases on the intranets

     

  3. Collection

    The DC has a well varied collection of 4500 resources, comprising books, magazines, Annual Reports and leaflets & guides, tax cases, etc. There are around 29 titles of magazines and books on the following topics:

    1. Income Tax
    2. Value Added Tax
    3. Customs & Excise
    4. Management
    5. Economics
    6. Accounting
    7. Internal Audit
    8. Human Resource Management
    9. Investigations
    10. Self-help books
    11. Communication
    12. General reading

     

  4. Journal and Periodicals

    The DC is subscribed to a number of local and foreign journals & periodicals and some of the main titles are mentioned below:

    1. Taxation
    2. Tax Journal
    3. New Law Journal
    4. Harvard Business Review
    5. Management
    6. People Management
    7. Business Today
    8. Fraud Magazine
    9. Internal Auditor
    10. The Economist
    11. Business Magazine

     

  5. Electronic resources and subscription

    The DC has 8 online subscriptions to the following reputed tax and non-tax institutions whereby users can download online resources in full-text format:

    1. International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation Tax News Service
    2. Reuters/ Agence France Presse
    3. Source OECD Taxation
    4. The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
    5. Taxation Magazine
    6. Tax Stamp News
    7. Harvard Business Review
    8. Supreme Court online library

     

  6. CD-ROMs & DVDs

    An array of CD-ROMs & DVDs covering diverse topics, presentations and conferences reports are also available at the DC.

     

    The De Voil Indirect Tax Service CD-ROMs

    All the information a practitioner might need on indirect tax is set out in De Voil Indirect Tax. Besides VAT, De Voil covers Customs Duties, Insurance Premium Tax, Air Passenger Duty, Landfill Tax, Climate Change Levy and Aggregates Levy.

     

    Simons' Tax cases CD-ROMs.

    The series comprises full text law reports of all tax cases decided in the Upper Tribunal, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, Court of Session in Scotland, Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland and the Supreme Court and selected cases decided in the Privy Council, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

     

  7. External users

    Any person outside the MRA who wishes to consult resources of the DC must submit a written request for permission to use the resources of the DC and bring along their National Identity Card. The purpose of the visit must be clearly indicated in the letter as well as their contact details. The request must be forwarded to the address below by e-mail or presented prior to the visit. Once the request is approved by the concerned Director, the external user will be informed in the shortest possible delay. Visitors should make an entry in the guests’ book and they will be allowed to consult the resources at the DC. However, they will not be permitted to borrow resources, or use internet browsing, binding, scanning and photocopy services.

     

  8. Permission letter addressed to:

     The Director,
    Taxpayer Education & Communication Department
    Mauritius Revenue Authority
    Level 9, Ehram Court, Cnr. Sir Virgil Naz & Mgnr. Gonin Streets, Port-Louis

     

  9. For any further query, contact the Librarian on the following address:

    The Librarian
    Documentation Centre - Taxpayer Education & Communication Department
    Mauritius Revenue Authority -
    Level 9, Ehram Court, Cnr. Sir Virgil Naz & Mgnr. Gonin Streets, Port-Louis
    documentationcentre@mra.mu
    2007 6000 (Ext. 2919)