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MRA launches publications to ease understanding on tax laws and practice

Date: October 09, 2015
Domain:Economy & Finance; Judiciary
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

GIS - 09 October, 2015: The Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) launched a series of technical publications yesterday in Port Louis in line with the MRA’s initiatives to provide its staff with technical support aiming at making issues such as case laws simpler, accessible and more understandable. 
The publications which are primarily meant for officers and technical officers of the compliance departments can also be served as a tool for the professional users to have a better understanding of the complexities associated with the tax legislation. They can eventually help mitigate the hindrances to economic activity for individuals and businesses owing to the lack of understanding with the rapid evolution of the Income Tax system in Mauritius.
Moreover, the publications aim at empowering officers to perform their daily work effectively while using their powers judiciously for good quality assessments which can be supported before a court of law.
Launching the publications, the Attorney General, Mr Ravi Yerrigadoo, reiterated his full support to MRA’s initiatives in its endeavors. According to him, the MRA has always played a prominent role as far as the tax system is concerned.
For his part, the Director General of the MRA, Mr Sudhamo Lal, highlighted the importance of educating taxpayers to discharge their obligations and providing the relevant information to its stakeholders. According to him, the MRA has spared no efforts to enhance voluntary compliance by simplifying income tax and VAT returns
“Our objective is to make a pivotal shift in the attitude of the taxpayers by establishing a Tax Culture whereby citizens will consider taxes as a Civic Duty rather than a legal obligation”, he added.  
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org
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