Mauritius Revenue Authority says 23000 taxation declaration forms filled till date
The MRA has expressed its satisfaction with the rate of submission of taxpayer forms in the year till date, as it represents a slight increase in form submissions compared with the previous exercise. (Image: island crisis)
Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) has received 23,000-taxation declarations for the fiscal year 2014 till midnight yesterday, as reported by the tax body.
The MRA has expressed its satisfaction with the rate of submission of taxpayer forms in the year till date. The treasury department has noted a slight increase in forms submissions compared with the previous exercise.
This process and rate of submission also encourages the taxpayers not to wait for the last hours till Tuesday, March 31st (deadline for tax submissions) to provide their forms to the tax authority.
Moreover, the MRA also highlights that the form filling exercise is much simpler this time round as the taxpayers will only have to verify the forms and adjust the data in accordance to the information related to their salary or add exemptions if they are eligible for the same.
Furthermore, so that payment of taxes can be conducted more rapidly and effectively, the MRA also encourages taxpayers to register at the treasury office in advance and later use other available means such as ATMs, SMSes or internet banking in order to avoid long queues at the MRA head office in Port-Louis.
There is also an alternative of using a credit card via internet for the payment of a maximum amount of Rs 25000.
In addition, the Mauritius Revenue Authority has also reminded the public that Free Income Tax regional centres will be opened on March 28th and 29th to taxpayers to complete their form and settle their amount of tax dues.
Finally, those opting for e-submission of their tax forms and payment will have until April 15th and latecomers will have penalties covering the delay and the interest on the amount due.