The Mauritius government has a scheme under which 30-40% rebate is available for shooting in the country. This is by way of the form of reimbursement on audited Qualified Production Expenditure in Mauritius. The scope of the rebate scheme covers pre-production, production and post-production stages of film making. The qualified production expenditure includes remuneration for cast and crew, accommodation, catering, travel, hiring equipment, location fees, ground transport & logistics, besides others.
In a recent meeting organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the significance for Telugu film industry to explore filming opportunities and rebate schemes that the Mauritius government has offered for Indian film industry was highlighted. The meeting was attended by around 60 stakeholders from the Telugu film Industry.
Nanda Narrainen, Head- Film Industry, Board of Investment of Mauritius, said, “Mauritius also provided incentives to create an export-oriented film industry. Among other things, it offered 15% VAT refund on production of films for export, corporate tax incentive, besides encouraging copyright registration and protection of IPR. It allowed 100% foreign ownership with no minimum capital in company incorporated in Mauritius, he told the session on ‘Filming opportunities in Mauritius’ that CII Telangana organised here recently in partnership with the BOI of Mauritius.”