Sale Of Seized Cars
29 August 2013 - Le Matinal
Who said Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA), said payment of taxes. But this time, the MRA offers bargains to those looking to buy a car.
Indeed, the customs department has decided to sell cars that have been seized in recent years. A total of 32 cars are on display at the Customs House at Mer Rouge. The sale starts on Tuesday and will last a week. On this list, among others, ten Toyota Vitz, a two-liter Jaguar and Mercedes.
The sale is made in the tender form. The one who has the highest bid go with the car for which he is bidding. The 'starting price' of a Toyota Vitz 2008 is set at Rs 126,000, while the minimum bid for Jaguar is Rs 640,135. According to the criteria, the bidder must provide a guarantee equivalent to ten percent of the amount of its bid.
MRA hopes to raise Rs 6 million
The Mauritius Revenue Authority will sell thirty cars seized Tuesday at the Customs House at Mer Rouge. In doing so, the IRS hopes to raise some Rs 6 million.
Swaraj Sunassy, Acting Section Head at Excise Department, said that these cars were entered for one of three reasons: failure to present the documents required by customs, inability of the importer to pay the costs of storage and demurrage and non-payment of rent. He says that under the Customs Act, the MRA has the power to sell the seized cars. Of the 32 cars on display include several Toyota Vitz, but also a Jaguar and a Mercedes. The sale will be spread over a period of one week.
It also returns us that other seized items, including car parts, carpets and soft drinks, will soon be sold by the MRA.