• International Proximity is a management company which specialises in advising some of the world's leading multinational corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on maximising the opportunities offered by the Mauritius international financial services centre and the region.


Holding companies

Mauritius is a recognised centre for regional holding companies. Used in conjunction with Mauritius' tax treaty network, Mauritian holding companies can benefit from exemption from capital gains tax in the investee country, combined with no capital gains tax upon receipt of the gain in Mauritius. Reduced withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties under the treaties are complemented by a low rate of income tax on receipt of the income in Mauritius and no further tax on distributions of that income from Mauritius.

Holding companies can be used to ensure asset protection for real estate, portfolios of securities and works of art.

Holding companies are also frequently used to hold real estate and, combined with tax treaty benefits, can avoid capital gains tax upon disposal of the asset and inheritance tax duties that might otherwise arise.