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Mauritius VAT on foreign digital services

  • Jun 10, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Mauritius is to impose Value Added Tax collections obligations on the providers of digital or electronic services to its consumers. This will include hotel and house-sharing services. The current Mauritius VAT rate is 15%.

The measure was put forward in the 2020/21 budget this week, and is part of many measures to help the state cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Aside from raising additional revenues, it will provide a level-playing field for local providers who must charge VAT.

It follows similar recent announcements by the Philippines and Indonesia. Mexico and Chile are imposing the same consumption tax requirements on non-residents. Check Avalara’s global VAT on electronic services summary.

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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: 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.
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