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Moreover, this provision does not mean that a country must provide personal allowances, tax breaks or tax reductions to persons residing abroad because of its marital status or family obligations to its own residents. In addition, Australia and Mauritius have signed a tax and information exchange agreement. The following territories have agreements with Mauritius, but the treaties are awaiting ratification: the International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2012 (the bill) amends the International Tax Agreements Act 1953 (the agreement law) to confer a legal effect on the new bilateral tax treaties with the Marshall Islands and Mauritius (The Mauritius Agreement) and the protocol amending an existing tax agreement with India (the Indian Protocol). However, India`s tax system has been reformed since the economy opened in 1991. So far, the reform has been gradual and there are elements that still need to adapt to international standards. Unusual for a low-tax country, Mauritius has a considerable number of double taxation agreements. In general, contractual benefits are available to all Mauritanian companies, with the exception of “internationals”. All contracts in Mauritius are based on the OECD standard contract and contain the exchange of information clauses. However, the exchanges are limited to issues relating to the functioning of the treaties themselves. The contract with India, which had confirmed the emergence of Mauritius as a dominant channel for foreign direct investment in India, was attacked in 2002 by the Indian tax authorities for alleged abuse by Indian investors.

In October 2006, the Mauritian government announced that it would strengthen the rules on the issuance of tax certificates; in the future, it would only exhibit them for one year at a time. On that date, several other restrictions were imposed, including on the issue of Category 1 global business licence applications. Finally, a protocol for the Indo-Mauritian tax treaty was established in May 2016. As of April 1, 2017, the start date of the 2017-18 fiscal year, capital gains from shares of companies established in India were no longer exempt. However, until 31 March 2019, capital gains tax is levied at 50% of the Indian national rate. It is not uncommon for a company or person established in one country to make a taxable profit (profits, profits) in another country. This person may find that under national laws, he or she is required to pay taxes on that profit on the spot and to pay again in the country where the profit was made. As this approach is unfair, many nations enter into bilateral double taxation agreements. In some cases, the tax is paid in the country of residence and exempted in the country where it is created. In other cases, the country where the profit is generated is deducted from the withholding tax (“withholding tax”) and the taxpayer receives a compensatory tax credit in the country of residence to take into account the fact that the tax has already been paid. To do so, the taxpayer (abroad) must declare himself non-resident.

A double taxation contract can, in principle, compensate for the tax paid in one country by the tax payable in the other and thus avoid double taxation. Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Act amends subsection 3AAA (1) of the Convention by introducing definitions of Indian protocol and the Mauritius and Marshall Islands agreements. The current paragraph 5, paragraph 1 of the Agreement Act will give the defined agreements the force of law in Australia.

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