Mauritius: offshore jurisdiction between Africa and Asia
Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean, and is a unitary parliamentary republic. Port Louis is the capital and the largest city.
Advantages of using Mauritius as your jurisdiction of choice:
- Political stability;
- Corporate legislation is based on British common law;
- State proactive in attracting foreign capital;
- Extended offshore banking, financial and e-commerce infrastructure;
- Local stock exchange;
- Free-trade zones;
- Qualified workforce;
- Extensive forms of ownership including trusts and foundations;
- Nominee service is available;
- No currency control;
- Extensive participation in DTAs.
Price structure for company formation in Mauritius
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The Mauritian International Business companies of Type 1 (GBC1) and Type 2 (GBC2) are available. The most popular type for offshore business operations is GBC2. The company must have its registered office in Mauritius but not be doing business there. Company directors and shareholders may be both corporate and natural persons of any residency and nationality. There are no open registers of directors and shareholders in Mauritius.
What do you need to form a company in Mauritius?
Give us a call, or drop us an email, and we will be glad to detail all the requirements for you.
Taxation and statutory requirements at a glance
A Mauritian GBC2 company is exempt from corporate tax, capital gains tax and any withholding taxes.
Accounting, audit and filing requirements
A Mauritian GBC2 company has to prepare and file an annual return in accordance with IFRS within six months of the financial year end. No audit report filing is required.