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registration of legal entity

Стоимость регистрации Стоимость со второго года Количество директоров Налог на прибыль Оплаченный УК Бухгалтерская отчетность
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Company registration in Mauritius

mavrikiy.jpgThe Republic of Mauritius is an island state in East Africa, located near Madagascar. Mauritius offers a variety of tax incentives, which attracts foreign investment. In addition, its favourable location is beneficial for concluding business deals.

Corporate Features of Mauritius

Mauritius offers ones of the most loyal tax rates in the world. Both corporate and individual income tax equal to 15%. Offshore companies that do not operate within the jurisdiction  and do not use its currency are completely exempt from taxes.

Mauritius enjoys preferential access to the largest emerging markets, including the EU and the United States.

Foreign nationals residing in Mauritius for at least 3 years, receiving salaries above a certain minimum, can apply for permanent residence with the right to purchase real estate in the republic.

The report, published by the International Monetary Fund in 2012, states that growth prospects in the state as a whole are positive, and the Mauritanian policy on monetary funds and exchange rates is satisfactory.

Among the advantages of establishing offshore in Mauritius there is a high level of protection of private information (achievabledue to correct incorporation of the firm).

There is no Register of Beneficial owners in Mauritius, therefore information about owners and beneficial owners is strictly confidential.

Main features of companies in Mauritius

The most attractive are 2 types of registered companies: GBC I and AC.

Global Business Company I

GBC I (onshore):

  • GBC 1 is not entitled to be engaged in banking, insurance business and management of third party monetary assets according to power of attorney without a corresponding license;
  • Office in Mauritius is required;
  • Profit is taxed at a rate of 3%;
  • Appropriate reporting should be submitted;
  • Conducting an audit is necessary ;
  • 2 resident directors (natural persons) are required;
  • 1 shareholder (residence does not matter);
  • A licensed secretary (resident) is required;
  • Must have adequate level of expenditure and number of staff:

Type of activity

Costs

Minimum number of staff 

Holding

15 000$

At least 1 employee

An intellectual property holding

12 000$

Minimal number is not set

Authorised Company (AS)

AS (offshore):

  • AS is required to have a registered office;
  • Is taxed at a rate of 3%;
  • AS is required to submit the reporting;
  • Audit is conducted;
  • 1 director (natural or legal person, residence does not matter);
  • It is necessary to obtain a license for the type of activity;
  • Presence of a secretary is not necessary;
  • Must have adequate level of expenditure and number of staff:

Type of activity

Costs

Minimum number of staff

Management company

30 000$

Asset under management lesser than 100 000$ - 1 employee

Asset under management bigger than 100 000$ - 2 employees

Asset under management bigger than 500 000$ - 3 employees

Investing Consultant

30 000$

1 employee

Insurance companies, Credit Institutions

100 000 $

From 1 to 3, depens on company's turnover

Financial regulation is governed by the following legislative acts:

  • Offshore Business Activities (Companies) Regulations 1995;
  • Finance Act 2018;
  • Offshore Insurance Regulations 1992;
  • Mauritian Offshore Business Activities 1992;
  • Securities Act 2005;
  • Stock Exchange 1988;
  • The Trusts 2001.

One of the world's largest financial conglomerates - HSBC - was created in Mauritius. It contains 11 branches within the island, 1 local subsidiary, engaged in offshore banking services.

Democratically elected government, based on the Westminster model, is stable since the country's independence was recognized. Legislative base originates in French civil and English common law. Thus, establishment of a company in the territory of jurisdiction is not only profitable, but also reliable investment.

 

You will solve all the formalities as soon as possible with the specialists of Law&Trust International. To get detailed advice and assistance in registering a business in Mauritius, you can contact the lawyers of Law&Trust International.

Set of documents
   
  • Certificate of Incorporation 
  • Company Licence 
  • Share Certificate 
  • Register of Directors 
  • Share Register 
  • Register of Officers 
Nominee director and shareholder
 

Price: +538 USD

 
  • Check with managers

General information
Square2 040.00
Population1 313 100.00
CapitalPort Louis
Unemployment7.80
State polityParliamentary democracy
Telephone code230
Place in the world in corruption46
locationSouthern Africa
Climatetropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
Literacy rate84.40%
Ethnic groups68 % - Indo-Mauritian; 27 % - Creole; 3 % - Sino-Mauritian; 2 % - Franco-Mauritian.
National currencyMauritian rupee MUR
USD exchange rate29.15
GDP per capita83
Official languageEnglish
Credit ratingB+
The judiciarySupreme Court
Executive authorityPrime Minister (Head of government); Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Legislative authoritiesunicameral National Assembly (70 seats; members to serve five-year terms)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesNo
Legal systemCommon Law for corporate matters
Terms of purchasing ready-made company3 - 4 weeks
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeYes
Organizational and Legal FormsPrivate and Public Limited Company, sole proprietorship, partnership, branch of a foreign company
Terms of registration2 weeks
Indication of BPA in the nameLimited, Corporation, Incorporated, Public Limited Company, Société Anonyme, Société Anonyme à Responsabilité Limitée, Sociedad Anónima, Berhad, Proprietary, Naamloze Vennootschap, Besloten Vennootschap, Aktiengesellschaft или соответствующие аббревиатуры
Local registered agentYes
The information required to be kept at the registered officeYes
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyUSD, EUR, GBP
The minimum amount of the issued capitalNo
Bearer sharesNo
Terms of payment of the issued capitalwhen shares are issued
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Taxation
VATNo
Basic corporate tax rate3.00%
Capital gains taxNo
Currency controlNo
Corporate tax rates details3 %
Government dutyYes
Stamp dutyNo
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors2
The requirement for residency directorsYes
Director of legal entities are allowedNo
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryNo
Meeting / regularity / placeMauritius
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryYes
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryYes
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryYes
Legal entity as the SecretaryYes
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerNo
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentYes
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
Meeting / regularity / placeMauritius
Reporting
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditYes
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnNo
Open access to the Annual ReturnNo
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)35
Membership in the OECDNo
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationYes
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
184.50 45.00 576.00 117.00 0.00 0.00 760.50 USD 162.00 USD
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