Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS)

Extension for month of May 2021

Following the decision of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius to extend the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) for the month of May 2021, the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) informs self-employed individuals of the following measures for the payment of the financial assistance.

Sectors other than the Tourism Sector

Financial assistance for a full month will be provided under SEAS to those carrying out the following activities and who were not allowed to operate during the month of May 2021. :

  1. Fitness centres and Professional Sports;
  2. Horse racing bookmakers (outlets), casinos and gaming houses;
  3. Leisure parks, amusement centres, including aquariums;
  4. Multi-purpose halls, including wedding halls, theatres and cinema halls;
  5. Nightclubs licensed by the Tourism Authority, and bars;
  6. Self-employed individuals who are :
  7. (i) Stallholders in markets that remained closed;
    (ii) Haberdashers operating in a market;
    (iii) Hawkers not allowed to operate;
    (iv) Artists.
    (v) Canteen of a private international school (excluding public and private grant-aided secondary school).
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Operators in the red zones and who were not allowed to operate.

Financial assistance for a full month will be provided under SEAS to those Self-employed individuals residing in red zones or having their business activity within a red zone.
Note:

  1. Red Zones: (Riviere Des Anguilles, Batimarais, St Aubin, Tyack, Benares, Camp Diable and Bonne Terre).
  2. Markets/shopping malls/ hypermarkets/ supermarkets/ superettes/ meat/ poultry/ fish shops/ food retail shops/ retail shops (magasins) / hardware shops (quincailleries) were allowed to operate in red zones.

Self-employed individuals who are eligible for SEAS as operators in the red zones are required to submit a fresh application through the MRA website www.mra.mu. Other eligible self-employed individuals are not required to submit fresh applications.

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