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Communiqué / Press Release for the year 2022



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Communiqué

 

  1. Filing of Returns / Statements and Payment of Tax (22.06.22)

  2. Sale of Used Containers and Unserviceable Items by Public Tender (16.06.22)

  3. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 09 of 2022 (14.06.22)

  4. Invitation for Bids: Provision of Security Services (10.06.22)

  5. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 08 of 2022 (01.06.22)

  6. Self-Employed Individuals: Social Contribution Return & Annual Income Tax Return (25.05.22)

  7. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 07 of 2022 (24.05.22)

  8. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 06 of 2022 (24.05.22)

  9. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 05 of 2022 (17.05.22)

  10. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 04 of 2022 (10.05.22)

  11. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 03 of 2022 (10.05.22)

  12. Sale of used and unserviceable items by Public Tender (06.05.22)

  13. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 02 of 2022 (02.05.22)

  14. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Qu. 01 of 2022 (27.04.22)

  15. Invitation for Bids: Procurement of a Central Electronic Monitoring System for Gaming Machines (CEMS-GM) With Related Software and Services – Phase I (22.03.22)

  16. MRA Blood Donation 2022 (18.03.22)

  17. Portable Retirement Gratuity Fund (PRGF) (23.02.22)

  18. Sale of Jewellery and Watches for the Asset Recovery Unit (21.02.22)
  19. Invitation for Bids (18.02.22) :

  20. Relocation of MRA Customs Airport Cargo Operations Administrative Office (16.02.22)

  21. Excise Duty on Sugar Content of Sugar Sweetened Products (08.02.22)

  22. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of January 2022 (24.01.22)

  23. Tax Residence Certificate (TRC) : Common errors and other practical issues (06.01.22)


 

Press Release at MRA

 

  1. MRA hosts its 14th Integrity Advisory Committee (IAC) (31.05.22)

  2. Capacity Building Mission on Intelligence by French Customs (27.05.22)

  3. MRA seizes 752 grams of heroin worth Rs 11.2 M at SSR International Airport (21.05.22)

  4. The 28th WCO ESA Governing Council Meeting deliberates on the New Regional Strategy 2022-25 (13.05.22)

  5. Ugandan passengers purge 160 pellets of heroin worth Rs 29.9 M (13.05.22)

  6. MRA seized white paper containing imprints of Euro and US Dollar notes (09.05.22)

  7. The Combat against Drug Trafficking: 38 Drug Enforcement Agency Officers Trained (29.04.22)

  8. SSR International Airport: MRA seizes 412 capsules of Pregabalin (28.04.22)

  9. New whole body scanner at SSR International Airport: MRA intercepted two passengers with corporeal concealment (26.04.22)

  10. MRA seizes 5.14 kilograms of cannabis worth Rs 50 M at a freight station in the port (22.04.22)

  11. MRA seizes 52 grams of cocaine worth Rs 786,000 at a parcel post office (20.04.22)

  12. MRA collects 1356 pints of blood and launches the Online Platform for the Control of Dangerous Drugs (25.03.22)

  13. MRA seizes 52 grams of MDMA worth Rs 85,000 at a parcel post office (09.03.22)

  14. MRA seizes Methamphetamine worth Rs 9.9 m at a courier service (04.03.22)

  15. MRA combats Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (25.02.22)

  16. MRA reinforces Tax Recovery (23.02.22)

  17. MRA seizes cannabis at parcel post office (17.02.22)

  18. The Prime Minister reiterates his full support to the MRA (28.01.22)

  19. MRA seizes one rifle and 100 pointed pellets at SSR International Airport (20.01.22)

  20. MRA seizes 1.24 kg of heroin worth Rs 18.6 M at SSR International Airport (20.01.22)

  21. MRA seizes 220 grams of synthetic drugs worth Rs 3.3 M at a courier service (19.01.22)

  22. MRA seizes cannabis at SSR International Airport (10.01.22)

  23. MRA seizes Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine) worth Rs 23 Million at a courier service (05.01.22)

  24. MRA seizes Hashish worth Rs 1.2 M at a courier service (04.01.22)

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

Communiqué / Press Release for the year 2021



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Communiqué

  1. Portable Retirement Gratuity Fund (PRGF) (31.12.21)

  2. Filing of Corporate Tax Return & Payment of Income Tax (23.12.21)

  3. Filing and Payment of CPS Statement of Income by Self-Employed Individuals (22.12.21)

  4. Sale of Jewellery and Watches for the Asset Recovery Unit - Quotation No ARID/2/2021 (22.12.21)

  5. Filing and Payment of CPS Statement of Income by Self-Employed Individuals (21.12.21)

  6. Renewal of Licences for Sale of Beer, Liquor & Alcoholic Products (21.12.21)

  7. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (15.12.21)

  8. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of December 2021 (13.12.21)

  9. Sale of Jewellery and Watches for the Asset Recovery Unit - Quotation No ARID/1/2021 (08.12.21)

  10. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (07.12.21)

  11. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (30.11.21)

  12. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of November 2021 (18.11.21)

  13. Customs Clearance Scam Alert (17.11.21)

  14. Invitation for proposals for review of Current Taxation Regime of Trusts and Foundations (12.11.21)

  15. Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) : Selection of a Local Catering Service Provider to run canteen at Custom House, Mer Rouge – Port Louis (29.10.21)

  16. List of Winners of the Taxpayer Satisfaction Survey (TSS) 2021 (29.10.21)

  17. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of October 2021 (14.10.21)

  18. Self-Employed Individuals: Income Tax Return / Contribution Sociale Generalisée (CSG) Return (13.10.21)

  19. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (06.10.21)
  20. Registration of Suppliers on the e-Procurement System (01.10.21)

  21. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (30.09.21)

  22. VAT Refund on Residential Building: Online Application (28.09.21)

  23. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Quotation 17 (21.09.21)

  24. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Quotation 16 (21.09.21)

  25. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of September 2021 (16.09.21)

  26. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Quotation 15 (14.09.21)

  27. Invitation for Bids: Provision of Transport Services (Bid No. : MRA/OABTRANSPORT/33/21)

  28. e-Appointment : Assistance for e-Filing of Income Tax / CSG Returns (09.09.21)

  29. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Quotation 14 (08.09.21)

  30. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Quotation 13 (08.09.21)

  31. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender - Quotation 12 (31.08.21)

  32. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of August 2021 (26.08.21)

  33. Temporary Closure for Two Days : Due to COVID-19 Cases Detected

  34. Contribution Sociale Généralisée (CSG) : Self-Employed (16.08.21)

  35. Deadline : Return of Employees (ROE) & Annual Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) Return (12.08.21)

  36. Electronic Employee Declaration Form (e-EDF) 2020/21 (12.08.21)

  37. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of July 2021 (30.07.21)

  38. Common Reporting Standard (CRS) : Extension of CRS reporting deadline (28.07.21)

  39. US Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) : Extension of FATCA reporting deadline (28.07.21)

  40. Mauritius

  41. Rodrigues

  42. Sale of motor vehicle and modular floating pontoon access system by public tender - Quotation no. FAD202101 (27.07.21)

  43. Promulgation of the Consumer Protection (Maximum Price of Essential Goods) Regulations 2021 (19.07.21)

  44. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (20.07.21)

  45. Payment of Government Subsidy on Essential Goods (GSOG) to Eligible Traders (15.07.21)

  46. Promulgation of the Consumer Protection (Maximum Price of Essential Goods) Regulations 2021 (10.07.21)

  47. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (14.07.21)

  48. Corporate Income Tax (15.06.21)

  49. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of June 2021 (17.06.21)

  50. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (16.06.21)

  51. Corporate Income Tax (15.06.21)

  52. Invitation to Bids : Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Audio-Visual System, Accessories and related works at the MRA IGCC Building - Airport (12.06.21)

  53. Common Reporting Standard (CRS) : Common Errors (10.06.21)

  54. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (09.06.21)

  55. Deadline for submission of Tax Returns & Application for Tax Arrears Settlement Scheme (TASS) (04.06.21)

  56. Invitation to Bids : Procurement of Secure Excise Stamps with Accompanying Trace System (02.06.21)

  57. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (01.06.21)

  58. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (01.06.21)

  59. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of May 2021 (26.05.21)

  60. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (25.05.21)

  61. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (11.05.21)

  62. Extension for Submission of Returns and Payment of Taxes (03.05.21)

  63. Online VAT Registration on incorporation of a company (30.04.21)

  64. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) : Extension for the month of April (17.04.21)

  65. Covid-19 : Work Access Permit (WAP) for self-employed individuals (02.04.21)

  66. Resumption of operations (31.03.21)

  67. Submission of Returns and Payment of Taxes (31.03.21)

  68. Self-Employed One-Off Grant Scheme - Payment of Rs 10,000 to Self-Employed Individuals (26.03.21)

  69. Country by Country Reporting (CBCR) : Extension of Deadline (26.03.21)

  70. Deferment of Excise Duty on Sugar Content of Sugar-Sweetened Products (25.03.21)

  71. Sanitary Lockdown : Measures taken by MRA Customs (19.03.21)

  72. Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) (13.03.21)

  73. MRA - Online Facilities (13.03.21)

  74. Extension for the Month of February 2021 (23.02.21)

  75. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (23.02.21)

  76. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (18.02.21)

  77. Invitation for Bids : Supply, delivery and installation of loose furniture with related works and services at the MRA IGCC Building – Airport (17.02.21)

  78. Sale of Abandoned / Unclaimed Goods by Public Tender (09.02.21)

  79. Invitation for Bids : Fit-Out and Associated Electrical & Allied Works for the Proposed Central Control Room at Custom House, Mer Rouge (29.01.21)

  80. Financial support to SMEs for payment of Salary Compensation 2021 (27.01.21)

  81. Extension for the Month of January 2021 (22.01.21)

  82. Payment of Taxes (20.01.21)


 

Press Release at MRA

 

  1. Customs Stakeholders Satisfaction Survey (23.12.21)

  2. MRA seizes synthetic drugs and cannabis worth around Rs 31 Million (26.11.21)

  3. 41st CATA Technical Conference : Revenue mobilisation Post-Covid (11.11.21)

  4. MRA seizes dangerous drugs worth Rs 101,000 at Parcel Post Office (11.11.21)

  5. MRA seizes Methamphetamine worth Rs 17 M at a courier service (09.11.21)

  6. MRA seizes Cannabis worth Rs 3.4 M at SSR International Airport (05.11.21)

  7. MRA seizes 21 Cannabis seeds at the Parcel Post Office (29.10.21)

  8. Vidhya Pookon wins the first prize of the Taxpayer Satisfaction Survey (TSS) 2021 (29.10.21)

  9. MRA seizes Methamphetamine worth Rs 850,000 at Parcel Post Office (22.10.21)

  10. MRA hosts its 13th Integrity Advisory Committee (IAC) (20.10.21)

  11. Press Advert : Individual Income Tax e-Filing Season 2021 : Thank you (16.10.21)

  12. Individual Income Tax e-Filing Season 2021 (14.10.21)

  13. The MRA seizes 550 gms of Heroin worth Rs 8 M (14.10.21)

  14. Press Advert : Taxpayer Satisfaction Survey (09.10.21)

  15. MRA seizes 380 grams of cannabis at a courier service (05.10.21)

  16. Press Advert : e-Filing Season 2021 (04.10.21)

  17. New National Land Transport Authority (NLTA) office at Custom House, Mer Rouge (27.09.21)

  18. The MRA intercepts a Congolese Drug Swallower at the SSR International Airport (22.09.21)

  19. MRA Annual Press Conference 2021 (03.09.21)

  20. MRA seizes 2.12 kg of Hashish worth Rs 6.3 m at SSR International Airport (26.08.21)

  21. MRA seizes hemp oil capsules containing cannabis at Parcel Post Office (19.08.21)

  22. MRA seizes 63 grams of Methamphetamine (MDMA) and 6 grams of cannabis at the parcel post office (18.08.21)

  23. MRA seizes 55 grams of Methamphetamine (MDMA) and twenty Hemp Gummy Bears (29.07.21)

  24. Press Release (27.07.21)

  25. Organizational Integrity Index (OII) : Better perception of MRA’s Integrity (14.06.21)

  26. MRA seizes 3.8 kg of heroin worth almost Rs 57 M (01.06.21)

  27. Joint operation by MRA and ADSU - Seizure of 3.12 kg of heroin worth Rs 46.8 M (11.05.21)

  28. MRA seizes heroin worth Rs. 30 Million (19.03.21)

  29. Sanitary Lockdown (19.03.21)

  30. MRA seizes Roll-Your-Own cigarette papers worth Rs. 7 million (05.03.21)

  31. MRA seizes 2.08 Kg of heroin worth Rs. 30M (28.02.21)

  32. MRA seizes Cannabis Resin and Crystal Meth worth Rs. 135,000 (25.02.21)

  33. MRA celebrates the International Customs Day (27.01.21)

  34. Press Release (25.01.21)

  35. MRA seizes 2.09 kg of cocaine worth Rs 31M (22.01.21)

  36. Seizure of leaflets of Roll-Your-Own-Cigarette papers worth Rs. 500, 000 (08.01.21)

  37. MRA Seizes Crystal Methamphetamine and Ecstasy (06.01.21)

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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)