Rental income tax is moderate in Mauritius

February 06, 2019

INDIVIDUAL TAXATION

Nonresidents are taxed only on their income from sources in Mauritius. Married couples are taxed separately.

Nonresidents can own real property in Mauritius through the Permanent Resident Scheme (PRS).

The tax year is from 01 July of the current year to 30 June of the succeeding year. The tax year 2018-2019 is from 01 July 2018 up to 30 June 2019. The tax year 2019-2020 is from 01 July 2019 up to 30 June 2020.

INCOME TAX

Income from all sources is taxed at a flat rate of 15%. Taxable income is calculated by deducting expenses, losses, and debts incurred in the production of income from the gross income.

RENTAL INCOME
Rental income of nonresidents is taxed at a flat rate of 15%. Income-generating expenses are deductible when computing for the taxable income.

Nonresident individuals earning rental income are subject to withholding tax of 5%. This withholding tax is credited against the individual´s income tax liability.

Nonresident individuals earning rental income are subject to withholding tax of 5%. This withholding tax is credited against the individual´s income tax liability.

Any individual who owns more than one residence or owns a property costing more than MUR2 million (US$54,795), is now required to file an income tax return, whether his income is taxable or not.

CAPITAL GAINS
No capital gains tax is levied in Mauritius.


PROPERTY TAX


National Residential Property Tax (NRPT)

This tax is levied on residential properties in Mauritius. The tax base is the total surface area for residential land, or the floor area for flats and apartments.

NATIONAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAX

TAX BASE TAX, MUR (US$)
Per square metre of surface area of land MUR10 (US$0.27)
Per square metre of floor area of flats MUR30 (US$0.97)

CORPORATE TAXATION

INCOME TAX

Income earned by companies is taxed at a flat rate of 15%. Income-generating expenses are deductible when calculating taxable income.

 

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