The Governments of Australia and the Republic of Mauritius have signed an Agreement on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes. The Agreement provides for exchange of information on request in both criminal and civil tax matters.
In addition to the TIEA, Australia and Mauritius also signed an Additional Benefits Agreement (ABA). The ABA will establish an administrative mechanism to resolve transfer pricing disputes between taxpayers and the revenue authorities of Australia and Mauritius and eliminate double taxation of certain income derived by retirees, government employees and students.
The signing took place on 8 December 2010 in Port Louis, Mauritius with the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth signing on behalf of Mauritius, and the Australian High Commissioner to Mauritius, Ms Cathy Johnstone signing on behalf of Australia.