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Mauritius VAT changes

  • Mar 30, 2015 | Richard Asquith

Mauritius VAT changes

The Mauritius VAT compliance regime is changing following this week’s 2015/16 budget.

Then changes include:

  • The VAT registration threshold is to rise to MUR6 million per annum
  • VAT exemptions for plant and equipment for the oil extraction and production industry
  • An import VAT exemption for organic produce is to be introduced
  • The levy on telephone SMS messages is being scrapped from July
  • Companies with a turnover below MUR 10 million may opt for monthly VAT returns instead of quarterly

The standard VAT rate in Mauritius is 18%.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.