New Delhi: Mauritius on Friday expressed its readiness to expeditiously revise the tax treaty with India to check tax evasion but asserted that domestic laws should not have precedence over the provisions of the bilateral pact.
"We want earlier resolution because we do not want uncertainty, as instability and uncertainty is not good for both countries," Mauritius Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Arvin Boolell, told a press conference here.
India has been exerting pressure on Mauritius to revise the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) since 2006 to curb the menace of tax evasion by companies and foreign financial institutions registered in the island nation.
Although, the joint working group on the tax treaty have met seven times so far, no substantial progress has been made due to Mauritius' "unwillingness" to bring in safeguards to prevent the misuse of the tax treaty....more
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