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E-FILING INDIVIDUAL TAX RETURN YEAR OF ASSESSMENT 2016-2017

MRA e-Services is a secured online platform offering taxpayers the facility to file tax returns electronically. The taxpayer may effect electronic payments through several payment options.

You are required to use your User ID and password to file your return

<<CLICK HERE TO FILE YOUR RETURN>>

E-Filing Service Centre

Accounting Firms and Public accountants registered with Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA) have been authorized by MRA to submit returns electronically on behalf of taxpayers.

  1. List of Approved eFiling Service Centres

<<APPROVED E-FILING SERVICE CENTRES - CLICK HERE TO FILE RETURN ON BEHALF OF A TAXPAYER>>

General Information

Prerequisites

Advantages of using Password

Payment of Tax

Tax paid in Excess - Refund

Due Date

Support Services

GENERAL INFORMATION

As from year of assessment 2016/17, MRA has put in place a system for e-filing of individual returns with enhanced security features. Taxpayers are required to use their User ID (Login) and password to access the system.

Taxpayers accessing the service are advised to use a recent version of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox as browser to file their return.

  1. Read the Notes to return before filing your return.
  2. Prerequisites

  3. Ensure that you have all required information before you begin.

    1. Click here to obtain the particulars and information required to file your return.

    2. Click here to obtain the List of Common Errors and Omissions.

No document needs to be submitted if you file electronically. When using your login and password, your Income Tax form will be pre-filled with data currently available at MRA. You will have the possibility to change the information in the form prior to submission. You may also save a draft copy if you have not completed the filing exercise and will later be able to retrieve the saved draft copy to complete the filing exercise. Additionally you may opt to have your refund, if any, credited in your bank account.

Pre-filled return is a facility provided by MRA only to facilitate the taxpayer. The taxpayer has the right and duty to change, modify, delete, add and edit any or all figures. Kindly note that the responsibility to make a correct and complete return remains on the taxpayer as per law.

Once you have submitted a final version of your return, you will not be able to submit another version of your return through MRA e-Services. Only the first Income Tax return sent will be processed. In case you wish to amend your return, kindly phone on our hotline 207 6010 for a printed blank Income Tax Form or call at the MRA's Service Counter, Ehram Court, Port Louis.

USER NAME (LOGIN) AND PASSWORD

All individual taxpayers have been provided with a password to file their return and hence benefit from additional facilities as follows:

  1. Pre-filled Individual Income Tax Return
  2. Save a draft copy of the Income Tax Return
  3. Quick processing of refund
  4. Option to credit refund directly in Bank Account
  5. Receive a Copy of Income Tax Return through e-mail
  6. Facility to retrieve password by e-mail
  7. Follow process of Refunds
  8. View and print your return
  9. View payments effected

If you have forgotten your password, Click here to obtain your password.You will be required to provide some details including your email. Where the details correspond with those available at MRA, you will be provided your password instantly by email. Otherwise your password will be sent to you by post to your last known correspondence address.

Your password is confidential, please keep it safe. Kindly note that the same password will be used for e-filing of future returns.

MODE OF PAYMENT

The payment can be effected as follows:

  1. Direct Debit
    1. To make use of this payment facility, you should fill in a "Direct Debit Application Form" available here or contact the MRA Service Counter and send it to MRA Head Office by 30th September 2016 at latest (office hours) for onward processing to your bank. Taxpayers, who have already availed themselves of this payment facility, need not fill in a new "Direct Debit Application Form".

  2. Internet Banking
    1. Payment can be effected through Internet Banking via the following banks: ABC Banking Corporation, Afrasia Bank, Bank One, Barclays Bank, HSBC, MCB, MPCB, SBI , SBM and Maubank.

      Note: For internet banking facility you should register with your bank.

      Click here for payment through Internet banking

  3. Credit Card
    1. Online Payment of tax by credit card is available where the tax payable does not exceed Rs 25,000.

      We accept MasterCard / Visa for the payment of Individual Income Tax.

      Credit Card Privacy Policy

  4. Cash/Cheque/Card
    1. Payment may be made by cash or cheque at MRA cash counters, Ehram Court, Port Louis, from Monday to Friday (09.00 hrs to 15.30 hrs). Please produce a copy of the acknowledgement receipt received on submission of the return or provide the following: Name, Tax Account Number (TAN), Assessment Year and Amount, while effecting payment.

      Cheques drawn to the order of the Director General MRA crossed "MRA A/C" or "Account Payee Only" may be sent by post. Please write your name, Tax Account Number (TAN) and the Assessment year on verso of cheque. The cheque should reach the MRA Headquarters, Ehram Court, Port Louis by 30th September 2016 at latest.

      Please ensure that your cheque is properly drawn with the correct date and the payee name, verify that the amount in words and figures correspond, make sure that the cheque is duly signed by the authorized signatories and any overwriting should bear the full signature of authorized signatory/signatories. In case cheque is returned due to non-compliance to the above, penalty and interest will apply as per regulations in force.

      Payment where tax payable does not exceed Rs 25,000 may be made by debit/credit card at MRA cash counters, Ehram Court, Port Louis.

      Kindly note that the due date to effect payment at MRA cash counters, Ehram Court, Port Louis is 30th September 2016.

  5. ATM
    1. Taxpayers having an account at the State Bank of Mauritius Ltd may pay the Income Tax due by using the ATM service of the bank. For more information, you may visit State Bank of Mauritius Ltd website: http://www.sbmgroup.mu

  6. SMS
    1. Taxpayers may pay their income tax due by SMS using Orange Money Service. For more information, please visit Orange website: http://www.orange.mu.

  7. MCB Juice
    1. Taxpayers may pay their income tax due by MCB Juice. For more information, please visit MCB website: http://www.mcb.mu.

Note: Payment by Internet Banking, Credit Card, SMS (Orange Money) and MCB Juice is subject to the availability of the service at the respective bank.

TAX PAID IN EXCESS - REFUND

Where the Income Tax form shows a TAX PAID IN EXCESS, that is a negative balance, MRA will, after processing, either credit your bank account if you have selected this option or send a crossed Cheque to your residential address.

DUE DATE

The return should be submitted at latest on 30th September 2016. A delay of up to 17th October 2016 is applicable where the return is filed electronically and payment, if any, is effected through Internet Banking, ATM, SMS (Orange Money), MCB Juice or by credit card on MRA e-Services.

SUPPORT SERVICES

For further information you may call at the MRA's Service Counter on ground floor, MRA Head Office, Ehram Court, Corner Mgr Gonin & Sir Virgil Naz Streets, Port Louis or phone on our Hotline 207 6010.

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