All Economic Operators are hereby informed that payment for Trade Fees can, with effect from 12 January 2016, be effected online on the portal of the Local Authorities of Mauritius:- http://la.govmu.org
In order to avail of the e-service, Economic Operators have to register for e-payment facility with the Local Authority nearest to their place of business.
Photocopy of following supporting documents should be submitted to the Local Authority along with the duly filled-in registration form:
a) For security and confidentiality reasons, registration for e-payment facility of Trade Fees cannot be done directly on the portal. It is mandatory to fill in the form and submit same, along with supporting documents, to the Local Authority for verification and registration purposes.
b) A valid email address has to be provided as the username and password would be sent to that email address.
c) For more information, please contact the Local Authority where you are carrying out your economic activity.
The public is hereby informed that:
(1) LOCAL RATES (MUNICIPAL TAX)
The Local Government Act 2011 provides that the local rate levied by the Municipal City Council and the Municipal Town Councils in respect of every financial year, shall be due on 1st January and shall be payable in two equal installments, the first one on or before 31st January in that year and the second one on or before 31st July next ensuing.
Where any local rate is not paid within the periods specified above, the owner of the immovable property shall be liable to pay, in addition to the local rate, a surcharge representing 10 per cent of the local rate remaining unpaid.
(2)FEES FOR CLASSIFIED TRADES (TRADE FEES)
The Local Government Act 2011 provides that the fees for classified trades, in respect of any financial year shall be due on 1st January of that year and shall be paid within 15 days after the start of the classified trade and thereafter in respect of any subsequent financial year, in two equal installments, the first one on or before 31st January in that year and the second one on or before 31st July next ensuing.
A surcharge of 50 per cent shall be levied on any amount not paid within the above period.
29 March 2012