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Characteristics

GENERAL
Type of entity
Global Business Company 1
Global Business Company 2
Type of law
Hybrid
Shelf company availability
No
Yes
Our time to establish a new company
4 weeks
3 days
Annual fees payable to the government: Tax/Annual Return Filing Fee
USD 1,750 to FSC and USD 220 to ROC
USD 235 to FSC and USD 65 to ROC
Corporate Taxation
0-5%
0-5%
Double taxation treaty access
Yes
No
SHARE CAPITAL OR EQUIVALENT
Standard currency
USD
Permitted currencies
Any
Minimum paid up
USD 1
Usual authorised
USD 1,000,000
USD 100,00
DIRECTORS OR MANAGERS
Minimum number
One
Local required
Yes, but 2 required for tax treaty access
No
Publicly accessible records
No
Location of meetings
Anywhere, but in Mauritius for treaty access
Anywhere
MEMBERS
Minimum number
One
Publicly accessible records
No
Location of meetings
Mauritius – by proxy
Anywhere
COMPANY SECRETARY
Required
Yes
Optional
Local or qualified
No
ACCOUNTS
Requirement to prepare
Yes
Audit requirements
Yes
No
Requirement to file accounts
Yes
Publicly accessible accounts
No
OTHER
Requirement to file annual return
No
Change in domicile permitted Yes
Yes

INTEREST OF THE JURISDICTION

Advantages of a company in Mauritius

  • No corporate rate tax on net profits arising from offshore business operations.
  • No withholding tax on dividends and benefits are payable by offshore companies.
  • No capital gains tax.
  • No estate duty or inheritance tax is payable on the inheritance of shares of an offshore entity.

Disadvantages of a company in Mauritius

  • May be confusion regarding different types of Mauritian company.
  • Filing with authority of jurisdiction is required.

Main info

Strategically situated in the Indian Ocean, the sovereign state of Mauritius is one of the special and exceptional countries whose hybrid legal system is based on English and French law. Thanks to its praiseworthy jurisdiction Mauritius has drawn global attention and earned reputation as a world class international financial services centre. The high level operation security, flexibility ensured and provided to investors have been the main factors that have garnished Mauritius a global relevance. Thus, the island has become a remarkable offshore centre that enjoys a robust banking and financial industries. Mauritius English-French jurisdiction, security, flexibility, and resources can provide the customer with tailored offshoring solutions.

Strategically situated in the Indian Ocean, the sovereign state of Mauritius is one of the special and exceptional countries whose hybrid legal system is based on English and French law. Thanks to its praiseworthy jurisdiction Mauritius has drawn global attention and earned reputation as a world class international financial services centre. The high level operation security, flexibility ensured and provided to investors have been the main factors that have garnished Mauritius a global relevance. Thus, the island has become a remarkable offshore centre that enjoys a robust banking and financial industries. Mauritius English-French jurisdiction, security, flexibility, and resources can provide the customer with tailored offshoring solutions.

HOW TO
PROCEED

To incorporate or purchase a company the following documentation should be provided:

01

A completed application form signed by the company or by the representative

03

A personal bill, which is less than 3 months old from the date of the application

02

Copy of valid passport

04

Payment of our fees

Note: additional documents may be required depending on the certain offshore bank.

Set-up time: From the moment, we are in possession of all required documents:

3 days

Incorporation of
a company or purchase
of an existing company

15 days

Delivery of the original
company documents

3 weeks

Offshore Bank: offshore
bank account opening