This clearly serves to reinforce the position of Mauritius as a fully compliant tax jurisdiction in accordance with international standards.
Mauritius maintains its strong commitment to respecting the global order on tax compliance.
This is very apparent through the latest international reports on compliant jurisdictions i.e. the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) White List, the European Union (EU) blacklist and the Netherlands list of low-tax jurisdictions.
These lists result from an in-depth analysis of multiple jurisdictions on different relevant metrics. Mauritius was not on the European blacklist which contained 5 jurisdictions nor was it on the list the Netherlands issued of low-tax jurisdictions containing 21 jurisdictions. This clearly serves to reinforce the position of Mauritius as a country of substance.
International lists that identify jurisdictions which promote tax evasion are an important tool to tackle the underlying issues tax havens perpetuate. The fact that Mauritius is not on the OECD blacklist, the EU blacklist or the Netherlands list of low tax jurisdictions is strong evidence that Mauritius is indeed a jurisdiction that promotes fairness on tax matters. As a member of the OECD white list Mauritius is firmly committed to improving transparency and establishing an effective exchange of information in tax matters. The OECD white list looks at jurisdictions from multiple angles; tax transparency, fair taxation, the implementation of OECD BEPS measures and substance requirements for zero-tax countries.