According to OECD’s report on Peer Review Results in in relation to the assessment of harmful tax practices of preferential Regimes in 53 jurisdictions which was released on 15th November 2018, Mauritius meets all the international requirements of the BEPS Action 5. Thus, it is deemed not to have any harmful practices in its tax regimes. The areas which were reviewed by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) are as follows:

  1. Category 1 and Category 2 Global Business companies;
  2. Banks, as regard their foreign source income also known as segment B income;
  3. Captive Insurance;
  4. Partial Exemption System;
  5. The newly introduced tax regime for banks;
  6. Freeport;
  7. Global Headquarters Administration;
  8. Global Treasury Activities;
  9. Investment Banking; and
  10. Shipping

It is to be noted that the reforms that were undertaken in the Global Business Sector, Banking Sector and the introduction of the partial Exemption System, amongst others played a determine factor in this favourable rating.

The FSC as regulator for the non-bank financial services sector and Global Business, will continue to monitor and supervise the new regimes in line with its mandate so as Mauritius remains committed to uphold its adherence to international norms and best practices.