Electronic Return of Employees (ROE)

As per MRA Notice dated 01 August 2017: The Income Tax Regulations as amended in January 2017 now require employers to include ALL their employees in the ROE.

There are two ways of filing the Return on Employees online, either through the Mauritius Network Services Ltd (MNS) website or the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) website.

Return of Employees (Mauritius Network Services) - Contributions Network Project

Employers using the CNP system must file the Return of Employees by uploading a CSV file generated from Sicorax Payroll. A format of the CSV file has been released by the MNS effective as from July 2019.

To proceed use the following steps:

  • Step 1: Click Fiscal Procedure menu
  • Step 2: Click Fiscal Procedure icon
  • Step 2: Click MNS/MRA Exports option (Step 4)

To export the CSV file (refer to below screen)

  • Step 1: Double Click Yearly MNS MRA Return of Employees (Jul-2019)
  • Step 2: Insert the different criteria as explained below:
  • Fiscal Year: Choose from the list for year 2019 (Jul-2018/Jun-2019);
  • Company: Choose the company from the list
  • Telephone number: should be = 7 numeric characters
  • Mobile number: Should start with figure 5 and should consist of 8 numbers;
  • Company Email address: Type the contact email address of the company
  • Name of Declarant: Should bear UPPER CASE letters and/or numeric characters (max 50 characters)
  • File name: Should be less than 21 characters long
  • Directory: Browse to select the folder to which you want to export the file
  • Step 3: Click Export button on the toolbar

NB: (1) The file contains tax payers and non-tax payers and for those whose National ID is missing in the system a message will be shown in the log indicating invalid NID and the export file will be incomplete. You will need to update the NID in the Employee master file and export the file again (2) The log window indicates anomalies on the export file, e.g Invalid NID, wrongly inserted Name of Declarant, Telephone number, etc.

A sample of the CSV file is shown below (to open it for verification you should right-click the file and open it with Notepad)

Return of Employees (Mauritius Revenue Authority)

This facility is available to employers who have been granted access and allocated a password by MRA. Other employers should use the facility provided by the Mauritius Network Services Ltd (MNS).

As from income year ended 30 June 2017, taxpayers will have to submit a CSV file.

To proceed use the following steps:

  • Step 1: Click Fiscal Procedure menu
  • Step 2: Click Fiscal Procedure icon
  • Step 2: Click MNS/MRA Exports option (Step 4)

To export the CSV file (refer to below screen)

  • Step 1: Double Click Yearly MRA Return of Employees (Jul-2019)
  • Step 2: Insert the different criteria as explained below:
  • Fiscal Year: Choose from the list for year 2019 (Jul-2018/Jun-2019);
  • Company: Choose the company from the list
  • Telephone number: should be = 7 numeric characters
  • Mobile number: Should start with figure 5 and should consist of 8 numbers;
  • Company Email address: Type the contact email address of the company
  • Name of Declarant: Should bear UPPER CASE letters and/or numeric characters (max 50 characters)
  • File name: Should be less than 21 characters long
  • Directory: Browse to select the folder to which you want to export the file
  • Step 3: Click Export button on the toolbar

NB: (1) The file contains tax payers and non-tax payers and for those whose National ID is missing in the system a message will be shown in the log indicating invalid NID and the export file will be incomplete. You will need to update the NID in the Employee master file and export the file again (2) The log window indicates anomalies on the export file, e.g Invalid NID, wrongly inserted Name of Declarant, Telephone number, etc.

A sample of the CSV file is shown below (to open it for verification you should right-click the file and open it with Notepad)


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