Import Luxury Cars - Ramnarain Rajendra Gupta: "The Legislation Is Not Explicit"
5 September 2013 - Défi Media Group
Tax evasion as 'Returning Resident Scheme' were on the menu of the Grand Journal of Radio Plus Tuesday, led by Nawaz Noorbux, who received three officers on the board of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA).
Ramnarain Rajendra Gupta , head of the file to the MRA , returned to the " scheme" in force for many years in order to " encourage the Mauritian diaspora to return to Mauritius and put their skills to the country." Thus, he explained , the Mauritians can repatriate their assets , including vehicles purchased abroad, enjoying tax exemptions or rebates.
"Over the years, changes have been made ," says Rajendra Gupta Ramnarain . In 2007 , these changes allow Mauritians living abroad to return to Mauritius while repatriating their vehicles, if they have lived at least five years in a foreign country , against 12 years ago . One of the amendments that the person only pays 15% of customs duties on the first installment of Rs 1.5 million vehicle . Beyond the normal rate was applied .Rajendra Gupta Ramnarain would reveal that the MRA has found cases of abuse under ' Returning Resident Scheme ' . This has resulted in the seizure of three cars. The case has been referred to the police.
In that it is the recent case where an expatriate lent his car to a third person , the officer of the MRA said that " legislation is not explicit ": "It is for this reason that we took the police initiated an investigation to discover whether there was breach of legislation. " He continued that" according to our conception of the law , if a Returning Resident took a vehicle for personal use , it can not operate otherwise. "
One of the other issues addressed in the show was tax evasion relating to value added tax [ VAT ] . The shortfall would be around Rs 200 million. The officers of the MRA said that everything is implemented to regularize the payment of this tax. Besides an education campaign , the Flying Squads of MRA are at work to catch the riders.