OFFICES

MAURITIUS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES FROM MAURITIUS - OCRA (MAURITIUS) LTD

OCRA Mauritius provides a complete range of professional corporate services for the incorporation and management of offshore and international companies.

We have particular expertise with regard to the establishment, management and application of Mauritius GBCI, GBCII and Seychelles companies. Our client base is diverse and includes professional firms, expatriates, businesses, entrepreneurs and high net-worth families and individuals.

Since 1995, we have evolved into one of OCRA Worldwide's largest offices, as we attract an increasing number of clients seeking a secure and convenient administrative base for companies domiciled in traditional offshore jurisdictions.

Today, our office serves over 1,000 clients, all of whom benefit from Mauritius's developed financial infrastructure, reputation, client confidentiality laws and its investor and non-resident friendly tax regime.

We invite you to contact one of our consultants to discuss your unique situation. Visit our website: www.ocra-mauritius.com

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SERVICES

  • Corporate structuring of offshore companies in the Seychelles, BVI, Anguilla, Belize
  • Particular expertise with regards to the establishment, management and application of Mauritius GBCI and GBCII companies
  • Company secretarial services
  • Provision of professional directors and nominee shareholders
  • In-house accounting and VAT administration services
  • Independent audit services
  • Registered Office and virtual office services
  • Access to Mauritius offshore banking units
  • Trust formation and trustee services
  • Yacht and Ship Registration in Mauritius and the Seychelles.

KEY ADVANTAGES OF THIS OFFICE

  • Operates from a secure and convenient administrative base with close proximity to South Africa and Africa in general
  • A reputable and efficient corporate and trust service provider with over nine year's experience
  • Currently administers over 1,000 client companies
  • Can introduce clients to major offshore banks in major international and offshore planning centres
  • Can advise on the correct structuring and application of GBCI companies
  • Can establish a tax efficient structure and assist with banking and payroll administration on behalf of the client
  • Can advise on and establish the most efficient corporate structure to cater for international business
  • High level of professionalism, meticulous service and delivery standards are assured
  • Uncompromising commitment to maintaining compliance standards
  • OCRA (Mauritius) Limited is licensed as a Management Company under the Financial Services Act 2007

ABOUT MAURITIUS

  • Situated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 800km off the East Coast of Madagascar.
  • A well regulated and sophisticated jurisdiction.
  • Excellent infrastructure, communications and banking facilities.
  • Modern corporate legislation.
  • Expanding network of double tax treaties benefiting those who wish to utilise Mauritius companies for international investment.
  • Total confidentiality. The Mauritius Registry does not permit access to company information held on file via company searches.
  • The country has attracted more than 9,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India and South Africa.
  • Investment in the banking sector has reached over USD 1 billion.
  • English is the official language of business but French and Creole are widely spoken.

MAURITIUS COMPANIES

Mauritius GBCI Companies
Companies holding a Category 1 Global Business Licence are tax resident, subject to 15% income but with an automatic tax credit, making the effective rate 3%. If correctly structured and managed, GBCI Companies may access Mauritius' tax treaty network. Neither capital gains nor withholding taxes are levied. Additionally, Mauritius GBCI companies offer the following advantages:

  • Simple conversion to other types of Mauritius companies, such as the Mauritius GBCII.
  • Concessions for the physical establishment and running of a Mauritius GBCI Company.
  • Complete exemption from import duties and taxes on imported office equipment.
  • No estate duty or inheritance tax on shares held in a Mauritius Company.
  • Exemption from stamp duties on all documents relating to international business transactions.
  • Repatriation of profits free of tax.
  • A concessionary personal income tax rate for expatriate staff at half the normal tax rates. The highest normal marginal rate is presently 25%.
  • Complete exemption from import duties on cars and household equipment for two expatriate staff per company.
  • The company may be active in freeport, banking, insurance, fund management and any other financial services activity involving the handling of client funds.
  • No capital gains tax.
  • Re-domiciliation to and from other jurisdictions is permitted.

Mauritius GBCII Companies
The flexibility and confidentiality laws that regulate the Mauritius GBCII Company means that it is ideally suited for holding assets of all descriptions, trading and conducting international business. It is completely exempt from corporation tax in Mauritius and there is no withholding tax on dividends in Mauritius.

RELATED RESOURCES

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CONTACT DETAILS

OCRA (Mauritius) Limited
2nd Floor, MaxCity Building
Remy Ollier Street
Port Louis
Republic of Mauritius
T: +230 217 5100
F: +230 217 5400
Languages Spoken: English and French.
Time in Mauritius is:

KEY CONTACTS

GROUP MD – MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
Dharmesh Naik
B.Eng, Cert (Comp), Cert.ICSA, TEP, F. MIoD, MICA
Dharmesh Naik is a graduate of the University of Allahabad in India where he obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. He joined the group in 2000 after spending almost 3 years with Siemens. Dharmesh is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Institute of Corporate Governance in Mauritius. He is a fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD). He is responsible for the Indian Ocean region, Africa, Middle East and India. He is also responsible for the group's IT implementations as well as group marketing.
T: +230 217 5100
F: +230 217 5400
DIRECTOR
Amar Bheenick
LL.B (Hons), LL.M, TEP, MCSI, M. MIoD
Amar Bheenick read law in the United Kingdom graduating with an LL.B (Hons) and an LL.M in International and Commercial Law. He is an international financial services practitioner since 2001 specialising in offshore company, fund and trust structuring, formation and administration. Amar is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has also been appointed as Director and Student Liaison Officer for the STEP Mauritius Branch. Amar is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) in the United Kingdom, the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), the Foundation Society and the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).
T: +230 217 5100
F: +230 217 5400
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