Category: Mauritius

Kenya Inks Deal With Seychelles To Eliminate Double Taxation

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — The Kenyan government on Monday signed an agreement with the Seychelles to phase out double taxation on companies from the two countries. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Treasury Henry Rotich said the elimination of double taxation will promote flow of investments, trade and labor between the two countries. “ Kenya has… – Continue reading

Mauritius at the Forefront of Tax-Friendly Countries for High-net Worth Foreigners

From “Tiger of the Indian Ocean” to “Cyber island”, Mauritius has turned now into a “Safe and Reliable Investment Hub” in terms of good governance as well as ethical, economic, political and social stability. Ranked 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa in the World Bank‘s Doing Business Report 2013, Mauritius offers a particularly favorable setting for doing business…. – Continue reading

The Luxembourg double tax treaties network — 12 March update

12 March 2014: In its 2013 Annual Report, the Luxembourg Direct Tax Authorities reported that they have negotiated new tax treaties with Hungary, New Zealand, the UK and Uruguay. It is also reported that 659 exchanges of information upon request, spontaneous information exchanges and automatic exchanges of information have been… – Continue reading

Finance ministry seeks early disposal of Vodafone transfer pricing case

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry will soon write to British telecom major Vodafone to press the company to seek an early decision from the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in the Rs 8,500-crore transfer pricing case. The Union Cabinet had, on February 28, directed the finance ministry to wait for the… – Continue reading

Indo-Netherlands BIPA pact doesn’t cover taxation: FinMin

New Delhi: The Income Tax department has rebutted Vodafone’s notice under BIPA saying that the pact between India and Netherlands does not cover taxation issues. “Tax department has sent its response to Vodafone saying BIPA does not cover tax issues,” an official source said. The response to the Bilateral Investment… – Continue reading

Mauritius slams “foot-dragging” on Islamic finance, other reforms

(Reuters) – The central bank governor of Mauritius has publicly criticised delays in the island’s efforts to develop Islamic finance, saying such “foot-dragging” could deprive the financial sector of chances to grow and increase risks. Governor Rundheersingh Bheenick said in an annual letter to stakeholders that legislation was needed to… – Continue reading

‘Drop in new India-focused funds in Mauritius’

The Vodafone tax issue has affected investor sentiments towards India: ABAX Corporate CEO NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 26: The Vodafone tax dispute and General Anti-Avoidance Rules have impacted investor sentiment badly. Coupled with the delay in revising the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Mauritius, fund flow from the island-nation has… – Continue reading

Europe’s crackdown on shell firms puts spotlight on Africa

The chickens are quietly coming home to roost. In Europe, that is. For a long time, multinational companies have created shell companies – those offices where, beyond furniture and a teapot, there is hardly any business going on – to mainly pay lower tax and move illicit funds. These opaque… – Continue reading

Move to revamp tax treaty with Mauritius: Govt

The Government on Tuesday said efforts were being made to find mutually acceptable solution to address India’s concerns while revising the tax treaty with Mauritius. The Government has proposed to review the India-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) to incorporate amendments to the pact for prevention of treaty abuse and… – Continue reading