MAURITIUS - Tax Advice and Planning

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The primary objective of taxation has been to raise revenue for the country so that it can be used for public expenditure. Government can utilise the amount raised in different ways to finance activities for the "welfare of society".

 .............similarly, just as the sun evaporates water for eight months and distributes it profusely, this King (Prthu) will also exact taxes from the citizens and return these monies in times of need (Extract from the Srimad Bhagwatam- Canto 4, Ch. 16 Text 6)

Tax in one form or the other can be said to be as old as mankind. The popular saying is that you can escape everything except death and taxes. Whether taxes collected are distributed in a reasonable manner and without waste is yet another matter of discussion for most countries of this world.

We are committed to deliver high quality tax advice in the rapidly developing economy. We stay abreast of tax laws, policies and tax treaties for the benefit of our clients.

Navy and Yan offers a number of services, among which, preparation and lodgment of tax returns (Personal, Corporate, VAT) tax advice and planning, assistance in cases of tax investigations and assessments.

We have successfully represented several clients in tax cases at objection level before the Mauritius Revenue Authority as well as at representation level before the Assessment Review Committee.

When faced with the tax authority you must expect the worse, even if your records have been correctly kept. A lot depends on the tax officers you are dealing with. Some behave correctly and in a gentlemanly manner but a situation whereby tax officers may resort to unethical tactics or even try be nasty cannot be disregarded, especially when they come to know that you are not well prepared.

Lately, tax laws have been amended to the detriment of the tax payer. For example, a new law was introduced whereby a tax payer cannot introduce new elements of evidence at ARC level if these were not produced at MRA level. This is quite a discriminatory piece of legislation favoring the Revenue Authority.

If you are unfortunate enough to fall into a tax investigation case, you must be fully prepared but at the same time work out a worst case scenario. The psychological impact can also be tremendous. If the cost of your service provider is too high, and coupled with the psychological pressure, you will be tempted to negotiate with the tax authority for a settlement as soon as possible even when your case is strong enough. Settlements always leave the tax payer with a sour taste and  such situations have regularly been witnessed. Therefore, it is imperative that you obtain the best possible assistance at a reasonable cost.

In most cases, we have been able to achieve more than satisfactory results due to our expertise in defending tax cases. Most of the time, we have been able to achieve extremely good results for our clients using our in-built experience and indigenous strategies, while not acting unethically. We also endeavor to keep our fee as reasonable as possible, taking into account the final outcome of a case.

Famous Quote on Tax:

Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without. (Albert Camus)


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Our Main services

Our main services include Auditing, Accounting and Taxation. Other services include the following:  Tax advice; Assistance in tax

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