Mauritius to waive 40 per cent shooting tax for Indian film-makers

"A number of issues were discussed in the meeting, including tourism, logistics, education, sugarcane industry and construction," Mungantiwar told PTI.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:November 19, 2016 3:49 am
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Mauritius will waive 40 per cent shooting tax for Indian film-makers for shooting on the island nation. The decision was taken by Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, who is on a three-day visit to the city, during a meeting with Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Friday.

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“A number of issues were discussed in the meeting, including tourism, logistics, education, sugarcane industry and construction,” Mungantiwar told PTI.

“One of the sectors that was discussed was films. The Mauritius Prime Minister has agreed to waive 40 per cent of the tax paid by film-makers who shoot there,” he said.

An official who was present at the meeting said 60 industrialists and 20 Bollywood personalities were among those who were present in the meeting.

He said both sides discussed ways to make exporters and manufacturers work together in both the countries and the Maharashtra government highlighted its ‘ease of doing business’ initiative.

The state government also discussed how it could adopt the Mauritius model of tourism to beautify the beaches in Maharashtra.