• Mauritius
    FATCA Reporting Deadline Extended


    The Mauritius Revenue Authority has extended the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting deadline to 31 August 2015.

    The FATCA Agreement between Mauritius and the United States was signed on 27 December 2013.

    FATCA seeks to obtain information on accounts held by U.S. taxpayers in other countries. It requires U.S. financial institutions to withhold a portion of certain payments made to Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) who do not agree to identify and report information on U.S. account holders. Governments have the option of permitting their FFIs to enter into agreements directly with the IRS to comply with FATCA under U.S. Treasury Regulations or to implement FATCA by entering into one of two alternative Model IGAs with the United States.

    More specifically, Mauritius and the United States signed a Model 1 Agreement. Under this agreement, FFIs in Mauritius will report the information required under FATCA about U.S. accounts to the Mauritius Government, which in turn will report the information to the IRS. This agreement is reciprocal, meaning that the United States will also provide similar tax information to the Mauritius Government regarding individuals and entities from Mauritius with accounts in the United States.

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