The Essentials of Employment and Payroll Taxes

Course title: “The Essentials of Employment and Payroll Taxes"



This course covers the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) System for employment tax, Contribution Sociale Generalisee (CSG), NSF, Training Levy and PRGF with special focus on the reporting requirements and timescales that employers must adhere to. It includes the types of income (including fringe benefits) subject to PAYE and gives a clear understanding of how the cumulative PAYE System works to compute the income tax, pension and other contributions to be deducted from the employment income. The aim is to make participants job-ready with the practical knowledge of all essential procedures under the domain of payroll taxes, pensions, and other employee’s contributions. The main objective of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently manage their employer’s obligations towards the MRA with regard to deductions at source under the PAYE System for income tax, pensions and other employees’ contributions.




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Head of Tax Advisory at DTOS Group

A former Top Executive from the Mauritius Revenue Authority with more than 40 years’ experience in taxation, Mr. Hannelas has occupied various positions in the Mauritius Public Service, such as Chief Investigating Officer at the Income Tax Department, Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Commissioner of Large Taxpayer Department and as the Technical Adviser on International Taxation to the Director General of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA). He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of UK and holds a post graduate diploma (DESS) in Tax Administration from the University of Paris Dauphine, France and is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA).

Client Risk Assessment​

• Digitalised Client Screening, profiling and enhanced due

FATCA/CRS Reporting​

Assistance to comply with US Foreign Account Tax
Compliance Act (FATCA) & OECD Common Reporting
Standards (CRS):

• Apply the prescribed due diligence rules and completing the
‘Self-Certification’ exercise;

• Design and implement internal processes and procedures to
ensure compliance under FATCA/CRS;

• Assist in compiling, assessing, validating and reporting the
reportable information under FATCA/CRS to the competent
authorities in XML format.

Independent compliance audit​

• Run an independent onsite AML / CFT audit

• Run a Consultancy and Project Development programme

Training and Refresher Courses

• AML / CFT Risk Management

• Data Protection Framework

• Legal and Regulatory Updates