India-Mauritius tax treaty re-negotiated: what it means for international business

June 30, 2016

In what appears to be one of the most significant tax changes in recent Indian history, the India-Mauritius tax treaty has been re-negotiated. And, with talks of the Indian government following suit with other Indian tax treaties, like those with Singapore and Netherlands, this really has begun a new chapter for foreign investments into India.

Historically, Mauritius has been a preferred jurisdiction for investors, especially pooling vehicles looking to invest in Indian markets. The main attraction is the exemption from Indian tax under the India-Mauritius tax treaty on capital gains arising to a Mauritius resident from sale of shares/securities.  Read More ..

Source: MNE Tax News